The company I work (ed) for laid off 55 employees. We were told yesterday and it is effective tomorrow. Unemployment was there today so we could file. Im pretty sure there will be more getting it in the next few months. This is the second round this year. They are also shutting down a total of 6 weeks spread out over the summer. They froze the pensions, changed the 401k match, and of course no raise this year. Ill be on the hunt Monday for a new job, but like most places they are scarce. Good news....more time to quilt, not having to be in that hot factory when summer hits and wearing the hot, ugly uniforms!!! Bad news, I went through a layoff when Maytag shut down and it took me till now to get back on my feet, not looking forward to that again, but I know I can do it!! I understand cost cutting measures, and doing whatever they can to keep the plant here (it is a Japanese owned co) but whenever I hear about a layoff I always wonder just how much the CEO makes and if he made any concessions, you know?