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Considerations may well include providing transportation home for the employee affected by a lay-off on the day he or she receives notice, providing someone with a sympathetic ear to speak to in the period after notice is given, and an opportunity for these employees to say good-bye to their co-workers.
The lay-offs would be effective from the end of this month, but workers may consider voluntary retirement.
The short-term lay-offs will continue until the end of the year to reduce car production at the three sites to avoid over-stocking.
Northwest has previously said that the decision on the lay-offs was a result of parking about 30 DC-9 aircraft and closing a heavy maintenance line servicing those aircraft.
MORE than 30 safety workers walked out of Wylfa nuclear power station yesterday amid rumours of lay-offs.
Management at both plants said the lay-offs were due to declining international demand.
The lay-offs are effective immediately and result in an approximate 50% reduction in PurchaseSoft's total workforce.
The meeting was held at the foundation's headquarters in Beirut and aimed at condemning the lay-offs at prominent Arabic newspaper An-Nahar and the Lebanese television station MTV.
THE Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said it saw a dramatic rise in calls to its legal advice line on lay-offs and redundancies in the first two quarters of this year.
Fiat SpA (Fiat) (NYSE:FIA) (ISE: IT0001976403), an Italy-based automaker, is planning further temporary lay-offs for workers at its Mirafiori plant in Turin during April 2009, according to a company spokesman.
He writes that corporate layoffs received "a green light from Clinton," but he doesn't quite explain how a president could have given lay-offs a red or even yellow light (short of using the "bully pulpit" of the presidency and the incentives of awarding federal contracts to responsible employers, both of which Clinton sporadically tried to do).
Northwest has also said that it would accept voluntary lay-offs to reduce the number of employees involuntarily laid off.