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I figured I'd start a topic regarding layoffs in Hampton Roads.

What have you seen? Heard?

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I figured I'd start a topic regarding layoffs in Hampton Roads.

What have you seen? Heard?

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Hampton Roads is fairly stable for now with all the government work.

I know the Pilot laid off a few a couple weeks ago.

Didn't Richmond just lose several hundred corporate Circuit City jobs?

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That's good. I know of a few small companies that laid off (I survived yesterdays cut, I don't attribute the issues to the downturn).

I know of someone up past Hampton who was part of a company cut, agricultural (Greenhouses and the like). He said orders dropped.

I checked last night and there still seems to be tech jobs (mostly gov't) showing up, and that gives me some relief.

I know of a steel mill in NC that has slowed down hours for workers.

I saw the 318 in Newport News, good side is it's more jobs. Bad side is it's just job transfer from South Carolina.

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That's good. I know of a few small companies that laid off (I survived yesterdays cut, I don't attribute the issues to the downturn).

I know of someone up past Hampton who was part of a company cut, agricultural (Greenhouses and the like). He said orders dropped.

I checked last night and there still seems to be tech jobs (mostly gov't) showing up, and that gives me some relief.

I know of a steel mill in NC that has slowed down hours for workers.

I saw the 318 in Newport News, good side is it's more jobs. Bad side is it's just job transfer from South Carolina.

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Just found out that local tech company "Wasabi Systems" let go of a good number of it's employees today.

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Looks like the Super K on Holland is closing shop putting 142 people out of work. That's a huge store to sit empty. Wonder if Wally World will buy it?

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Looks like the Super K on Holland is closing shop putting 142 people out of work. That's a huge store to sit empty. Wonder if Wally World will buy it?

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Just looked at it. Someone told me to GTFO ... hah too funny.

Losers. Can't handle the troof.

Heard Norfolk tech company Wasabi sold IP/name and is closing down. That will probably free up two spaces in the BB&T tower in Norfolk.

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I am not surprised. Mom and Pop shops do not really belong downtown, aside from maybe nice restaurants. The market for downtown is fast paced efficient and recognizable. People don't really know what to expect when they see Yorgo's. I bet the Dunkin Donuts will do 10 times better just because of the name and reputation. A Panera downtown would thrive as well, if it is well placed. Maybe a qudoba or Chipotle. Downtown needs more fast, easy, cheap, and recognizable lunch spots for the work force...and residents!

sorry to here about Yorgo's tho, it is bad news!

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