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Old 01-26-2009, 02:59 PM
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Default 72,500 job cuts Caterpillar Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and Home Depot Inc

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Caterpillar Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and Home Depot Inc. led companies today announcing at least 72,500 job cuts



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Old 01-26-2009, 04:13 PM
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That is big and affects economy as a whole but it is mainly job cuts in manufacturing lines not in IT alone and also its impact on immigration community wuld be very less...
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:25 PM
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Yes these numbers could be more in the manufacturing/operations/customer service/stores (sales-marketing) departments and less in IT/BPO job cuts possibly.and obviously it hurts economy/job less rate higher.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:54 PM
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Yeah right, wait until it is your turn. Manufacturing atleast produces something real, unlike your idiotic coding, and always takes the beating first. When these big companies stop investing in IT infrastructure you guys will be affected. Just wait your turn, you will be inline pretty soon.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:12 PM
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TRUE..
IT is next in line... and thats when legal immigration will really come in spot light.
i think the EB community should be ready for xenophobia and anti-immigration sentiments to pop up..pretty soon.




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Yeah right, wait until it is your turn. Manufacturing atleast produces something real, unlike your idiotic coding, and always takes the beating first. When these big companies stop investing in IT infrastructure you guys will be affected. Just wait your turn, you will be inline pretty soon.
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IT is not a industry in itself, It supports rest of industries by making softwares for helping them. So when rest of industries will be down , IT will also be down. As you know whenever there is cost cutting measures , IT budget is first on the chopping board.
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IT is not a industry in itself, It supports rest of industries by making softwares for helping them.
Very well put. Very few ppl realize that IT is not an industry in its own standing. It exists to serve other industries.

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So when rest of industries will be down , IT will also be down. As you know whenever there is cost cutting measures , IT budget is first on the chopping board.
Mostly true but not always. In fact, sometimes companies take the view of investing in software implementation so that they can layoff staff from other departments. Depends on how a company uses IT to its advantage.
The gist for tough times is you want to be producing something valuable or atleast ppl should have the perception that you are valuable
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Default IT may be the last one to suffer

It is true that IT will also suffer along with the whole economy. IT is not under some special protection from the Gods.

But hard code programming may be the last thing an organization will touch in this touch economic times.

So, this is the time to improve your programming skills. Take a couple of certifications. Read some books and work an extra hour every day.
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It is true that IT will also suffer along with the whole economy. IT is not under some special protection from the Gods.

But hard code programming may be the last thing an organization will touch in this touch economic times.

So, this is the time to improve your programming skills. Take a couple of certifications. Read some books and work an extra hour every day.

IT is critical enabler for any business. Business looks for IT for improve efficiency and increased automation. Tech bubble is already burst and IT is lot mature.
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the job cuts in sprint are mainly in network RF engineering and IT 26% layoff compared to overall 14% for the rest of the company.
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the job cuts in sprint are mainly in network RF engineering and IT 26% layoff compared to overall 14% for the rest of the company.
Its time to start bringing more attention to our backlogs issues atleast now by whatever peaceful means. Check my thread "you're fired, next week".. We dont need to get to that state to wake up.. It can be done much before..
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http://layoffblog.com/

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Hello!

Heard this miserable news, Cat to lay-off 20K. They also talked about 8K contract folks. How bad is the situation in Peoria/Mossville?

Irony is that the CEO is optimistic about near future, while 20K people have been shown bleak future.
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