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Table 2. Business processes involved in extended mass layoff events, by reason for layoff, first quarters 2009 and 2010 (1)
Reason Extended mass layoff events Total business process Core processes Support processes
Strat. Mgmt. Procurement, logistics, distribution Ops. Product development Marketing, sales, account management Customer and after-sales service General managment and firm infra-structure Human resource management Technology and process development
First quarter 2010 (p)

Total business process

1,564 1,958 11 161 1,209 37 88 89 242 85 36

Business demand

636 898 2 63 603 21 30 28 99 35 17

Contract cancellation

35 64 - 5 34 1 1 3 14 2 4

Contract
completion

218 275 1 13 206 6 9 12 15 9 4

Domestic competition

(2) 6 - 1 2 - 1 - 1 1 -

Excess inventory/
saturated market

8 19 - 6 7 - 3 1 1 1 -

Import
competition

(2) 6 - 1 2 2 - - 1 - -

Slack work/
insufficient
demand/non-seasonal business slowdown

371 528 1 37 352 12 16 12 67 22 9

Organizational changes

91 172 4 11 75 5 16 10 37 10 4

Business-
ownership
change

23 36 - 1 19 2 3 1 9 1 -

Reorgan-
ization
or
restructuring
of company

68 136 4 10 56 3 13 9 28 9 4

Financial issues

139 316 4 33 122 6 23 26 63 29 10

Bankruptcy

13 44 2 5 13 1 4 4 8 6 1

Cost control/cost cutting/
increase
profitability

84 186 - 23 70 5 13 14 39 16 6

Financial difficulty

42 86 2 5 39 - 6 8 16 7 3

Production
specific

12 18 - 1 12 - - - 3 2 -

Disaster/Safety

6 20 - 4 6 - - 2 4 3 1

Seasonal

398 495 - 48 371 5 18 22 28 2 1

Other/
Miscellaneous

282 39 1 1 20 - 1 1 8 4 3
First quarter 2009

Total business process

3,979 5,234 (3) 403 2,981 171 284 182 794 250 169

Business demand

2,160 3,329 (3) 218 2,052 98 130 80 493 153 105

Contract cancellation

87 169 (3) 11 82 3 6 4 36 11 16

Contract
completion

327 395 (3) 13 309 6 10 5 26 18 8

Domestic competition

6 15 (3) - 6 - 1 1 3 2 2

Excess inventory/
saturated market

32 55 (3) 11 31 4 2 2 3 1 1

Import
competition

6 14 (3) 2 6 - - - 4 1 1

Slack work/
insufficient
demand/non-seasonal business slowdown

1,702 2,681 (3) 181 1,618 85 111 68 421 120 77

Organizational changes

201 412 (3) 40 166 17 37 20 84 31 17

Business-
ownership
change

31 63 (3) 4 27 3 3 1 13 8 4

Reorgan-
ization
or
restructuring
of company

170 349 (3) 36 139 14 34 19 71 23 13

Financial issues

428 957 (3) 108 371 48 94 60 178 58 40

Bankruptcy

87 228 (3) 28 73 4 28 27 43 21 4

Cost control/cost cutting/
increase
profitability

234 469 (3) 49 203 34 46 13 84 15 25

Financial difficulty

107 260 (3) 31 95 10 20 20 51 22 11

Production
specific

17 23 (3) 1 16 - - - 4 2 -

Disaster/Safety

6 9 (3) 1 6 1 - - 1 - -

Seasonal

340 421 (3) 31 325 4 18 20 21 1 1

Other/
Miscellaneous

827 83 (3) 4 45 3 5 2 13 5 6

(1) Data were reported by all states and the District of Columbia.
(2) Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
(3) Identification of data by this business process began with first quarter 2010 data.
p = preliminary.

NOTE: Dash represents zero.

 

Last Modified Date: May 28, 2010