Did you hear?... Burlington Industries, Inc. to lay off approximately 4,000 people

North Carolina-based fabric maker Burlington Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: BRLG) has announced that it will lay off approximately 4,000 people in the United States and Mexico.

North Carolina-based fabric maker Burlington Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: BRLG) has announced that it will lay off approximately 4,000 people in the United States and Mexico as part of the company's reorganization efforts following its November 2001 Chapter 11 filing -- click here to read story. Burlington will be selling or closing five plants, including Mount Holly, N.C., Stonewall, Miss., Halifax, Va., Clarksville, Va., and Aguascalientes, Mexico. Burlington has estimated that the plant closings and restructuring at other plants will result in 2,800 jobs being lost in the U.S. and 1,200 jobs in Mexico. Burlington also announced that it would begin marketing and selling its apparel products under one banner, "Burlington Worldwide," instead of its previous, and sometimes confusing, divisional structure.


Did you hear?... Columbia lays off an undisclosed number of employees

The Oregonian made public what many in the outdoor industry had been hearing about for several weeks now -- Columbia Sportswear laid off employees at its Portland, Ore., headquarters. On May 6, SNEWS® learned of an email sent to employees asking for voluntary resignations, which ...read more


Did you hear?...Cascade Designs to lay off 4 percent of its staff

Reflecting the seasonality of government contracts, which have grown in significance for Cascade Designs since 2005 but are expected to decline in 2009, SNEWS® has learned that the company will be laying off 4 percent of its workforce. SNEWS contacted Joe McSwiney, president of ...read more


Did you hear?...Layoffs at Rossignol Group underscore challenges as company restructures

In an April 23 news release (click here to read), the Rossignol Group confirmed previous announcements in late March that it would be laying off 30 percent of its workforce globally. In total, this adds up to approximately 450 people now out of work. SNEWS® requested information ...read more

VF Lays Off 13,000 Employees

In the face of what it calls a "very challenging retail climate" and with continued expectation for continued soft apparel sales, apparel giant VF Corporation (Lee, Wrangler, Vanity Fair, The North Face, Eastpak, and Jansport, among other holdings) has announced that it will quit ...read more

Did you hear?... Outlast lays off five employees

Outlast has laid off five employees, a representative of the company confirmed to SNEWS®. Audrey DeBarros, the company's director of marketing, is one of the casualties, along with the only other member of the marketing department. Her last day is Oct. 31. The other layoffs are ...read more

Did you hear?... TNF lays off 12 employees

Representatives of The North Face contacted SNEWS® to say the company has laid off 12 employees as part of a reorganization. The layoffs are spread among the marketing, customer service, and finance departments. TNF was quick to state that the layoffs have nothing to do with any ...read more

L.L. Bean Will Lay Off 175 as Company Restructures

L.L. Bean announced Wednesday that it will be laying off 175 employees -- most of them salaried -- in the company's biggest workforce reduction in seven years. The layoffs represent approximately 4 percent of the company's 4,200 year-round employees. The last major cutback ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Women aren't retiring wall flowers who "just glisten" anymore, but have learned how to sweat and are sticking with it, according to recent data from the SGMA's Superstudy of Sports Participation. And their emphasis is on fitness activities, with two of three of their top 15 ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Jeff Bowman, of Cascade Designs, informed SNEWS that in-house PR maven Kitty Graham's position has been eliminated, meaning Graham, a 10-year veteran at Cascade is on the market. Graham, a winner of the SNEWS Editor's Voice PR Award in 2001 and runner up in 2002, was, ...read more