Minnesota’s top mass layoffs

How does Hutchinson Technology’s latest wave of layoffs, said to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 Minnesota workers over the next year, stack up to other mass layoffs?

In a report on Minnesota’s Dislocated Worker Program submitted to the Legislature this session, mass layoff events over the last three fiscal years are ranked. Here are the top 10 mass layoffs for that period:


Company No. Laid Off
Fiscal Year
Delta Airlines 1,457 2010
Hutchinson Technology, Inc. 969 2009
Macy’s 806 2008
BAE Systems 612 2010
Celestica 559 2009
Snyder Stores 500 2010
Seagate Technology, Inc. 495 2009
Target Headquarters 480 2009
North Memorial 450 2009
Denny Hecker Auto Group 363 2009


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