Working from data from the California Employment Development Department, the Bay Citizen has worked up a nifty chart of this year’s layoffs by county and company.

Top-ten axing corporations this year:

  1. NUMMI
  2. IAP World Services
  3. Sun Microsystems
  4. Injex
  5. BFI Waste Systems
  6. Service America Corp
  7. Johnson Controls
  8. Applied Materials
  9. Kaiser Foundations
  10. Adobe

But don’t forget, the year’s not over yet. A couple of weeks ago Kara Swisher reported that Yahoo! will start laying off about 650 employees on December 13. That’s Monday.

That would put the Big Y! into the No. 2 or No. 3 spot on the list…

2010 Bay Area Layoffs by Company 10 December,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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