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Business Closings (April)

April 22 , 2016

Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co closure of H&P Rig 100 in the Gulf of Mexico

Tai Pan Palace in Huntsville AL

GM to Temporarily Idle 4 N. American Auto Plants

April 21 , 2016

Sears / Kmart closing another 78 Stores – Check link for full list

Blumenthal in Lansing

The Chocolate Shoppe & Gift Emporium in Auburn Ca.

San Franpsycho’s outpost at 505 Divisadero CA

Beckner Jewelry and Repair in Ave Maria FL

Dana Corp. Plant in Glasgow KY to close by Mid-2017

April 20 , 2016

The Crestwood OfficeMax store IL

The Piano Man Superstore College Park Location MD

Via Veteto Store in Phillips Place Charlotte NC

bfresh Store at 1262 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT

Truly Free Bakery in Baton Rouge LA

Parker Hannifin to close its Akron facility at 1000 Home Ave

Fort Greene General Store at 218 Dekalb Ave NY

Update: The Food Lion on Windsor Spring Road and the Kroger on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta GA

April 19 , 2016

Bluephies in Madison WI

Monroe Multi-Sports Complex MI

Update: Applebee’s Bar and Grill in Livermore CA

Chuck’s Store is on Sacandaga Road Galway NY

Fashion retailer Le Chateau ( Canada ) – Closing 40 Stores over next 3 years

April 18 , 2016

Bagley & Co., a Duluth jewelry store MN

Baxter International closing Colorado Plant – 106 Layoffs

Bob & Ron’s Fish Fry in Latham NY

Sport Chalet closing all 30+ Stores, Stop Online Sales

April 16 , 2016

Update: Parker Hannifin Corp. hydraulic gear pump plant, 2701 Intertech Drive

Sacred Heart Elementary School in South Amboy NJ

The Safeway store at 6745 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland Oregon

Haines & Essick in Decatur IL

April 15 , 2016

Wright Career College closing?

Triangle Brewing Company in Durham NC

Rock Bottom Brewery in Ballston Common Mall Arlington VA closing?

Applegate Livestock Equipment Inc. Facility in Union City IN

Capital One Branches – 5651 Plank Rd., 9801 Jefferson Davis Hwy. and 1980 Carl D Silver Pkwy

Popular PC mod and patch site GameFront

Timberlodge Steakhouse in Duluth MN

Trinity Containers is closing its manufacturing plant in West Fargo ND

One Stop Video in Great Falls MT

Coverings in San Luis Obispo Ca.

The Benchmark at 625 Vista Ave ID

April 14 , 2016

Rogersville Recycling at 106 Lena Drive TN

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches closed its Isla Vista location CA

Laurel Silver Diner Baltimore Ave Laurel MD

Sears department store at Beaver Valley Mall PA

Lamson and Davis Hardware in Malden MA

Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool KS

April 13 , 2016

The Kmart store at 12810 Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester Va.

Komet Kuarters, 545 E. Coliseum Blvd in Fort Wayne Indiana

Augusta Health is closing two of its Convenient Care Clinics in the Shenandoah Valley Va.

Summer Island Studio and Gallery of Fine Artisans closing store in the Tontine Mall

The Bob Evans restaurant on M-46 in Shields MI

Chabert Medical Center in danger of closing

Grand Rapids Plastics ending operations on Friday

Home furnishing store Zing at 301 S. Minnesota Ave.

Lubrizol to close the company’s Latexo, Texas manufacturing facility in 2017

3 Fishermen is closing its original location in the Sam’s Club Plaza in Fort Myers FL

April 12 , 2016

Black Hills Energy will close its Lincoln call center

Buffalo Cardiology Pulmonary Associates – 119 Layoffs

April 11 , 2016

The Barnes & Noble store near Rand and Arlington Heights Road IL

Charlotte’s Jewelry at 8161 Vaughn Road Montgomery AL

Record store Deadly Dragon Sound NY NY – Looking for new Location

DUMBO’s P.S. Bookshop in NY

Southern Season Store in Richmond VA

The Angus Steakhouse 2133 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT – to be Replaced by New Pub

Update: Marilyn’s Fine Jewelry closing after 43 years in Downtown Springfield Mo.

Upcountry Artist Gallery and Learning Center at 161 Main St in Farmington ME

April 10 , 2016

Consumers Energy to shut down a coal-fired southeastern Michigan power plant

Pacoima’s Laurel Pharmacy Ca.

April 9 , 2016

Central Congregational United Church Of Christ at 1248 SW Buchanan in Topeka Kansas

Harpo Studios in Chicago

Fashion Wigs at 323 S. Main St. in downtown Pine Bluff

April 8 , 2016

Bell’s Family Books in Twin Falls Idaho

Messiah Lutheran Church, 500 Church Road in Elgin IL

Eagles Nest Family Diner in Cameo Colo.

Beauty First unlimited will close its two Louisville stores on May 31

The Kenneth Young Center Resale Shop in Schaumburg IL

April 7 , 2016

Barnes & Noble Inc. is closing its Santa Clara CA, and Taiwan Offices

Indigo Schuy, 8432 Germantown Ave PA

The Cherokee Trading Post in MT. Olive NJ

Staples store on Corridor G

Staples store on Corridor G WV.

Sears will be closing its store at Eastdale Mall in Montgomery, Alabama

Rush Enteprises closing 13 locations, selling real estate amid consolidation efforts

Dover Air Force Base’s Jet Engine Shop

Twin Rivers Foods at 225 N. Washington St. Neosho MO

Bay Valley Foods Ayer facility is expected to close towards the end of 2017

Formalities bridal store in Mason City

The Sears and Sears Auto Center at Viewmont Mall in Scranton Pa.

The Safeway grocery store on 617 W. 29th St in Pueblo CO.

Superior Graphite Co. “has made the difficult decision to begin temporarily idling production at our Russellville, Arkansas plant

Pescadero Store in downtown Half Moon Bay CA

April 6 , 2016

The Blackbird Cafe in Canton NY

East Dundee’s Haeger Potteries IL

BA’s Army & Family Surplus in OK.

John Daniel Footwear in Utica Square Tulsa OK

Song’s Jewelry in Elkin NC

Teachers Memorial School on Marcella Drive in Kinston NC – Closing August 1,  2017

Kmart store in Englewood

Cash Saver in the 15000 block of Hickman road in Clive Iowa

Marty’s Shoes Closing Remaining 6 Stores

Update: Sears Holdings will close a West Des Moines customer service call center

Jos. A. Bank is closing its downtown Minneapolis store on Nicollet Mall

Cards and Collectibles in Boardman Ohio

April 5 , 2016

Wahiawa General Hospital in danger of closing due to Financial Problems

Gill’s Family Pharmacy in McArthur Ohio

Liddabit Sweets is closing its kiosk at the Chelsea Market

Toys “R” Us is closing its store at 8825 N. 76th St. in Milwaukee WI

Ben Franklin Crafts in Helena MT

Yarntastic Fiber Arts at 6802 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. in Portland Oregon

Beech Brook, a mental health and wellness organization will close Several Facilities Ohio – 179 Layoffs

Nexans’ aerospace division is permanently closing its Elm City facility NC – 103 Layoffs

April 4 , 2016

Raleigh’s iconic IHOP restaurant on Hillsborough St. NC

Fraese Drug in Hutchinson KS

Maersk Oil – Closing its Houston Office

The Foodland grocery store in Niagara Falls (Canada)

April 2 , 2016

Hancock Fabrics is closing all of its 185 stores

Kane Furniture on West Main Street in Charlottesville Va.

Athlete’s Edge in Monument Mall NE

April 1 , 2016

Teleflex plans to close an eastern Pennsylvania operation by the end of 2018 – Relocating Some Employees to Mexico

Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia PA

Tadlock Piano Company closing Dothan store – moving its services to its location in Panama City

Santander SA Bank ( Spain ) – up to 450 Branches

Clover Lanes in Brighton NY

Yes there is more…

Layoffs (April)

April 22 , 2016

ITG Brands in Greensboro – 375

Cameco ( Canada ) – 500

Clifton School District 49 NJ – Oks 49 Layoffs

Wells Fargo in Fort Mills SC – 91

Lockheed Martin Corp – < 200 in IT, Global Solutions

Jefferson Community and Technical College – 61

Boeing S.Carolina – Offer 200 Engineers Vol. Layoffs

EOG Resources in Chippewa County – Some Layoffs

Kibo San Luis Obispo Branch – 8

Update: State of CT – 644 Job Layoff Notices

April 21 , 2016

Amphenol Aerospace in Sidney NY – 100

Hazelton PA – Budget Shortfall may = Layoffs

Gulf Island LLC La. – Possible 227 Layoffs

East St. Louis District 189 school – 25

April 20 , 2016

Pittsford Area Schools – Board okays 5 Layoffs

Kentucky Community / Tech. College – Layoffs Poss.

Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino – Some Layoffs

Carbo Ceramics – 61 Temp Layoffs?

April 19 , 2016

Intel – 12,000

Sheraton Fort Lauderdale in Dania Beach – 112

NJ Transit – Layoffs, Service Cuts Possible

Kinze Manufacturing – 121

April 18 , 2016

UConn Health Center – 89

Allegheny Technologies Inc – 250

Nordstrom – up to 400

Seadrill Americas Inc – 112 in Houston

April 15 , 2016

Intel Corp – Planning 1,000+ Layoffs

Connecticut Juvenile Training School – 100+

Carter Machinery Princeton W. Va. – 30+

Fairmont Santrol – 55

Kalkaska Public Schools MI – Layoffs Possible

April 14 , 2016

United Launch Alliance – up to 875 by End of 2017

Premera Blue Cross – 165

Symantec – Resumes Layoffs Springfield Office

Update CT: – Judicial Branch Layoff Notices

Yukon Oklahoma – Layoffs Possible

April 13 , 2016

GE Drilling LLC facility in Broussard – 77

Western Illinois University – 110 Noninstructional Staff

Macquarie Group – 15% of US Invest, Banking Jobs

MU Operations Dept. – 50

IBM – 109 at its Silicon Valley Lab in Coyote Valley

UC Berkeley – 500 Staff Jobs over 2 Years

Update: American Apparel – 500+

April 12 , 2016

Nomura ( Japan ) – up to 600

Update: Burlington Schools VT – 24 Layoff Notices

April 11 , 2016

Alcoa – up to 2,000

Opower – 45 , About 25 in US Offices

State CT – Begins 165 Layoff Notices

Brown Distributing Co – 84 in Orlando

Miller Electric – 76

Schnuck Markets Bridgeton – 190 Union Warehouse

Burlington School District VT – Prepare for Layoffs

Edwardsville School District 7 IL – Considers Layoffs

Auburn Maine – 4

American Apparel – 150+

April 8 , 2016

United Launch Alliance – Buyouts for 375

Highland Community College – 6

Counsyl – 27

Southeast Technical Institute – Layoffs Likely

Connecticut – 1,000+ State Worker Layoffs Possible

Pilot Thomas Logistics – 58 at its Stark County Facility

Croscill Home LLC – 50 in NC ?

InMobi ( International ) – 10% of Workforce

Update: Chevron – 655 in Houston

Maine – Some Company 900 Layoffs Coming??

Chart Industries Tulsa Operations – Confirms Layoffs

April 7 , 2016

Mashable – Some Layoffs, No #

Ohio’s Northside Medical Center – 68

Chicago offices of Leo Burnett – Some Layoffs, No #

L. Brands – up to 200 Layoffs Planned

April 6 , 2016

The University of Phoenix – 470

Update: US Steel – 25% of Salaried Workforce

Fiat Chrysler – 1,300

Nokia – up to 15,000 Layoffs Possible after Merger

AirBrake in Watertown NY – 19

MassMutual – 100

Update: Parker Drilling – 55

April 5 , 2016

MillerCoors Eden Brewery – Job Cuts Start June 3

Update: Exterran Corp. – 241 in Texas

French bank Societe Generale – 128

April 4 , 2016

Xerox in North Carolina – Another 139 Layoffs

National Oilwell Varco ( Norway ) – More Layoffs

Update: BNSF – Furloughs 4,600 Nationwide

April 2 , 2016

The College of Lake County -20 Positions, 5 Layoffs

KGO Radio – 20 to 30 Layoffs

FreeStyle Games – 50

Yukon City Okla. – Layoffs Likely in all Dept.

April 1 , 2016

Valence Health – 75

Integris Health – Warns of Possible Layoffs

Orange County Register – 70+ Layoffs?

Yes there is more…

Source: Daily Job Cuts .com

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