But it did have some encouraging news: While the average CEO eliminated 1,200 jobs and received $600,000 in additional compensation the next year, an "underpaid" CEO who chooses to engage in layoffs
did not necessarily get a raise just for cutting head count.
Workers on temporary layoffs
constitute a significantly smaller share of the labor force than those on permanent layoffs
The prospective of a pay cut for everyone rather than the ax of layoffs
might seem like an appealing prospect and a good choice to some.
The December figure was 6 percent below a year earlier, when planned layoffs
totaled about 32,600, and it marked the third consecutive month that announced workforce reductions fell from the previous year.
McDonald said the layoffs
represent about 6 percent of the company's 3,500 workers in Arkansas.
Last August, GM and the union reached a deal to delay the layoffs
until January 26.
in Fiat will produce further layoffs-the ripple effect will be much bigger on the region [and] car parts suppliers.
With lots of layoffs
at the Post, "the handwriting was on the wall," she said.
Frank Gillett, an analyst at Forrester, said he didn't think that the reorganization would result in 25,000 layoffs
Education is a labor-intensive industry, and because most districts devote well over half of all spending to teacher compensation, budget cuts have already led to the most substantial teacher layoffs
in recent memory.
The hope is that the source of the confusion will be discovered soon and the layoffs
will be canceled before they go into effect, he said.