Thursday, April 12, 2012
Layoff Watch: California Leads Nation In Layoffs
Employers in California announced more layoffs than any other state in March, says a report released earlier this month.
California, the nation's most populated state, announced 3,904 of the 37,880 national layoffs in March, according to the study by Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc. The study doesn't specify when the layoffs would happen, hence the term planned. Also, layoffs are counted in the state where the employer is headquartered. For example, an employee laid off in Colorado by a California-based employer would be counted in the study as a planned layoff in California.
Nationally, layoffs for the first quarter of 2012 are up 9.4 percent from last year, with 143,094 planned, the report says. The total layoffs in March were the lowest nationwide since May 2011, when 37,135 were announced….
Read all about it at http://www.10news.com/news/30874561/detail.html