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Campbell Soup. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Sacramento Campbell Soup Plant Closing, 700 Jobs Cut

The world’s largest soup maker said Thursday that it will close a plant in Sacramento that has about 700 full-time workers. The plant, which makes soups, sauces and beverages, was built in 1947 and is the company’s oldest in the country.

09/27/2012

A Comcast call center in Sacramento. (CBS)

Comcast Closing Bay Area, Sacramento Call Centers; 1,000 Jobs Lost

The company on Tuesday cited the high cost of living and doing business in California as the reason behind its decision to shut down the call centers in Sacramento, Livermore and Morgan Hill at the end of November.

09/25/2012

A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Hewlett-Packard Expands Job Cuts By 2,000

Hewlett-Packard is planning to cut about 2,000 more jobs than it had previously announced, as CEO Meg Whitman tries to turn the company around.

09/10/2012

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Solyndra Agrees To Settle Suit Over Layoffs

Bankrupt solar company Solyndra has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle accusations that it failed to properly notify employees they would losing their jobs.

08/13/2012

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google To Cut 4,000 Jobs At Motorola Mobility Unit

Google is cutting about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility wireless phone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of Motorola’s 90 locations.

08/13/2012

A sign is posted in front of the Cisco Systems headquarters in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cisco To Lay Off 1,300 Employees In Latest Cutback

Cisco Systems was preparing to lay off about 1,300 workers just a few months after the world’s largest maker of computer networking equipment warned that growing economic uncertainty is making it tougher to close deals.

07/23/2012

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Layoffs From Solyndra Shutdown Hundreds More Than Original Report

Newly-released documents show that nearly 1,900 people lost their jobs last year when Fremont’s Solyndra Solar Panel maker failed last year, hundreds more than the company’s initial claim.

06/13/2012

An East Contra Costa County Fire District station (CBS)

East CoCo County Approves 3 Fire Station Closures, Layoffs

The East Contra Costa Fire District will close half of its stations and lose 15 of its firefighters next month on the heels of last week’s failed ballot Measure S, the district’s fire chief said Wednesday.

06/13/2012

San Francisco City College (CBS)

City College Of San Francisco May Close Campuses Over Budget

The school’s board of trustees is looking at all of its options, including possibly closing campuses, cutting classes and staff layoffs.

06/01/2012

A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Hewlett-Packard Confirms Plans To Cut 27,000 Employees

Hewlett-Packard plans to jettison 27,000 workers as the growing popularity of smartphones, the iPad and other mobile devices makes it tougher for the company to sell personal computers.

05/23/2012

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