I read in the newspaper a few weeks ago that the worst day to lay someone off is Friday, because the person has two days before they can do anything about it. Not everyone read that, apparently, for it was a hefty day in the layoff-notice printing business.
Here are today’s
Andersen Windows — Bayport. 160 more employees have been laid off through the first quarter of the year. That’s in addition to 450 who were laid off at the company earlier this month.
Polaris – Medina. The company is cutting 460 jobs.
Recognizing that some of these jobs are in South Dakota, the total number of employees laid off today is almost 10 percent of the number of people who were laid off in Minnesota in the entire month of December.
All of these cuts are because of lower consumer — and company — demand for the products being made. One wonders how this spiral can ever end since increasing layoffs increases the number of people who can’t buy products, which leads to more layoffs, which leads to…