2,807 is the number of Irish job losses reported to the Redundancy Unit at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (www.entemp.ie) in January 2007, this is compared to 2,314 in January 2006.
There are proposed headcount cuts and employment level reviews at Pfizer, Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, FCI, Vodafone, Burlington Hotel, Cognotee, DELL Ireland, Donnellys Bakery, Elba, FCI, Xerox, Thomson Scientific and Zomax allied with threats to the continued employment of BUPA Ireland in Fermoy.
IIB’s (www.aib.ie/ibusinessbanking) chief economist Austin Hughes said today “This month’s survey revealed that 59% of Irish consumers expect unemployment to rise in the coming year, up sharply from 41% in January. This is the most pessimistic reading since February 2004,” he added.
How safe are you really feeling in your job today ? Sure there is always the threat of being laid off, but do you really think it will happen to you this year ? Hopefully the change here will be enough to buy a round of farewell drinks if it does happen. 😉