The San Francisco daily online newspaper, SFGate, from which I garner much local information, is now going to host a database of layoffs (really job eliminations) within companies doing business in California.
Beginning today, a database of such news will be available at SFGate.com, consisting of a list of companies doing business in California that have announced major layoffs, plant closures or relocation of workers.
State law requires a 60-day notice of plant closures, layoffs or relocation of 50 or more employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
The list of WARN notices is going up on The Chronicle Web site less than a week after the announcement that the nation’s unemployment rate reached a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October, and about three weeks after the state Employment Development Department reported that the September unemployment rate held steady at 7.7 percent.
The WARN notices can be found here.
Where’s Pud when we need him?