Some 160 Los Angeles Police Department employees could be laid off by January 1 under a cost-cutting plan announced by Chief Charlie Beck.
Cable provider Comcast says it is closing its three customer call centers in Northern California and moving the 1,000 jobs they provide to Oregon, Washington and Colorado.
Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs that don’t fit into his plans for turning around the beleaguered Internet company.
The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs — 15 percent of its workforce — as the nation’s third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection.
The Boeing Co. announced Wednesday it will cut 900 of the 3,700 jobs at its Long Beach plant because of declining orders for C-17 cargo planes.
Struggling entertainment site MySpace says it is cutting 47 percent of its staff worldwide, or about 500 people.