Table 1. Selected business functions involved in nonseasonal extended mass layoff events, selected quarters, 2009 and 2010

(Number of reports)

Selected business functions by business process (1) Total Main Secondary

II
2009(r)

I
2010(r)

II
2010(p)

II
2009(r)

I
2010(r)

II
2010(p)

II
2009(r)

I
2010(r)

II
2010(p)

Total (2)

5,162 2,563 1,805 1,810 1,020 811 3,352 1,543 994

Producing goods/providing services

Construction activities

375 305 252 347 291 241 28 14 11

Producing goods

632 263 168 584 251 158 48 12 10

Providing services

82 84 55 49 52 32 33 32 23

Accounting services

114 46 27 10 2 - 104 44 27

Contracted services

103 80 59 79 50 42 24 30 17

Engineering services

114 52 27 20 13 10 94 39 17

Entertainment services

22 17 21 18 16 18 4 1 3

Facility maintenance services

177 75 46 12 8 13 165 67 33

Financial management

37 19 13 3 3 - 34 16 13

Financial services

53 18 29 35 9 21 18 9 8

Food and cafeteria services

36 38 27 19 19 15 17 19 12

Gaming services

(3) 7 3 (3) 6 1 (3) 1 2

Health care services

27 22 26 20 20 23 7 2 3

Housekeeping services

40 17 12 6 2 1 34 15 11

Lodging services

20 13 11 13 10 10 7 3 1

Maintaining and repairing products

43 13 20 9 4 6 34 9 14

Security services

9 14 14 3 7 9 6 7 5

Assembling products

175 41 33 96 12 10 79 29 23

Fabricating

174 45 37 137 30 24 37 15 13

Quality assurance/quality control

144 56 34 - - - 144 56 34

Supervision--first line or direct

243 123 77 2 - - 241 123 77

Procurement, logistics, distribution

Buying

37 10 9 1 - - 36 10 9

Distribution

77 44 23 18 7 9 59 37 14

Packing

69 45 14 5 1 1 64 44 13

Receiving

88 51 19 - - - 88 51 19

Shipping

172 73 35 18 8 1 154 65 34

Transporting

98 54 38 36 23 18 62 31 20

Warehousing

120 68 34 19 11 12 101 57 22

General management and firm infrastructure

Administrative and clerical support

606 186 143 31 22 14 575 164 129

General management

303 145 95 17 12 5 286 133 90

Human resource management

Human resources, including recruiting

177 88 57 2 2 2 175 86 55

Payroll and compensation

50 32 23 1 - 4 49 32 19

Training

11 16 8 1 2 2 10 14 6

Marketing, sales, customer accounts

Advertising

13 15 6 5 3 1 8 12 5

Billing

28 16 13 - - 1 28 16 12

Marketing

53 25 15 4 4 1 49 21 14

Order processing

56 38 16 2 3 - 54 35 16

Selling

151 90 63 91 64 42 60 26 21

Telemarketing

12 10 9 8 5 6 4 5 3

Customer and after-sales service

Call center activities

39 22 28 25 12 17 14 10 11

Customer service

139 81 66 15 11 11 124 70 55

Installing products

18 12 6 4 1 2 14 11 4

Technical support

43 23 15 3 1 1 40 22 14

Technology and process development

Computer systems development

15 7 9 3 2 6 12 5 3

Computer systems maintenance

19 8 9 - 2 1 19 6 8

Data processing

16 10 8 2 2 - 14 8 8

Internet web services

5 3 4 2 1 - 3 2 4

Software development and testing

13 7 8 4 4 3 9 3 5

Software and IT services

64 22 21 9 6 3 55 16 18

Other business functions

50 14 20 22 6 14 28 8 6

Other

Events with nonstandard functions reported

207 66 58 150 45 42 57 21 16

Refusal (4)

4 - - 4 - - - - -

Does not know (5)

37 10 8 37 10 8 - - -

Footnotes:
(1) Business functions reported in this table were the most frequently cited functions in 2007. Functions are grouped by business process without regard to the industry of the establishment. Therefore, the process "operations" does not appear.
(2) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(3) Data collection for this business function began with first quarter 2010 data.
(4) Excludes events in which the employer refused to participate in any part of the employer interview.
(5) Excludes events in which contact with the employer was not possible.
(r) = revised.
(p) = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

 

Last Modified Date: August 20, 2010