mass layoff events occurred in the Manufacturing sector. These 75 events were
linked to 45
establishments. Thirty-one events had between 25 and 49 initials claims while
44 events had 50 or more initial claims attached to the event. The majority
(33) of events with more than 50 layoffs were classified as temporary, meaning
the layoff lasted less than 30 days. Six events were classified as long-term
layoffs with no recall of the workers expected. Four events were classified as
permanent closures with no recall expected for more than 400 employees.
Transportation & Warehousing sector recorded the second largest number of
mass layoff events. These 22 events, occurring in 2009, resulted in the filing
of 3,753 initial claims. These events were linked to seven RI companies with
the majority of initial claims reported in the school and employee bus
Administrative & Waste Services sector had 17 mass layoff events resulting
in the filing of 888 initial claims. Five events were classified as long-term
layoffs with no recall expected for more than 250 employees.
were 16 mass layoff events associated with employers classified in the
Accommodation & Food Services sector involving 3,153 employees. Eighty
percent of these layoffs were associated with food service contractors who
provide food services at institutional, governmental, commercial, or
industrial locations based on contractual arrangements. The majority of
employers expected to recall all workers in less than a month.
Finance & Insurance recorded 12 layoff events affecting 816 employees. The
Construction sector accounted for 11 layoff events involving 591 employees
filing initial claims.
* A mass layoff occurs
whenever 25 or more initial claims are filed against a single company
during a 5-week period.