Northrop Grumman to Lay Off 60 Employees

Northrop Grumman to Lay Off 60 Employees

There are 39 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 12, 2013, titled Northrop Grumman to Lay Off 60 Employees. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

About 60 of Northrop Grumman Corporation's employees in its electronic systems sector will be laid off next month.

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Hmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Feb 15, 2013
Disillusioned wrote:
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You can try to explain away Obama's overspending -- and pretend you are the only person who understands economics
I did not ever and never would claim that I am "the only person who understands economics." Many people understand economics. And those that do don't hang around saying simple-minded things like "its all Obama's fault."

Here is a snapshot, btw, of many major economic indicators from '08 to '12: http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/news/econ...

It is called "Obama's Economy" by those who made it. But that it not what I will call it. I will not attribute the movement of economic indicators to a president - because the president is not in charge of the economy. He doesn't get to "run" it. But, in any case, there is no "disaster story" to be told there. You could say - oh, well growth in such and such should be faster and this should be lower etc. But there is no disaster story.

If you'd like to dismiss it b/c its from CNN's website, that's fine. Just go out and collect the data for the graphs yourself. The data are just the data whether CNN puts it together or not so you'll get the same picture.

And I find it absurd that you complain about Obama's overspending - when this is a thread about corporate downsizing that is very closely related to reducing government spending.

I am not a big fan of Obama or the size of the federal budget or the deficit. I am offended by people who are so lazy as to leave their analysis of the state of the economy - at any moment - to the actions of the US president. The 70s sucked. It wasn't Carter's fault. The 80s were good after a while. It wasn't Reagan's doing. The 90s also got good after a while, and that wasn't Clinton's doing. etc. etc. The widespread belief that the state is in charge of the state of the economy is a big protection racket for corporate capitalism. It keeps us mad at "gubmint" instead of taking a long hard look at the realities of global corporate capitalism.

Personally - I wish we had a true market economy - without corporations. At that moment I would become the staunchest libertarian you've ever met. So get off the notion that anything I've said here is some "liberal" defense of Obama.
Reva Madison

Ruckersville, VA

#22 Feb 15, 2013
Why give these 50 people the shove? They are saying they have other jobs they can help them apply for, in other Northrop locations. Just move them there, or at least offer to do so. Here they have 60 employees working, apparently valid people with experience, so they want to fire them, then hire someone else in different locales? Hmmm , why would that be? Answer my own question: Because maybe they can hire the new people at lower starting wages?
Cville

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Feb 15, 2013
Going-going-gone wrote:
Can the editors and publishers of NBC29 at least get the spelling correct? The headline says "Northrup" whereas the correct spelling is "Northrop".
How did your copy-reader miss this? What about your fact-checkers? Did any of these dolts graduate high-school, much less earn a degree in Journalism?
Amateur’s reign in Charlottesville!
Do you need an apostrophe after "amateur's"? just saying....
Dude

Winchester, VA

#24 Feb 15, 2013
Cville wrote:
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Do you need an apostrophe after "amateur's"? just saying....
Maybe it is just one amateur that is reigning.
Concerned Troy Residents

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Feb 15, 2013
It is because of Albemarle Place a/k/a Stonefield. Money talks folks.... The layoffs will continue until no employees are left then the property will be sold to Stonefield for expansion. The remaining employees will either be forced to retire, relocate, or take the severance package offered.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Feb 15, 2013
Concerned Troy Residents wrote:
It is because of Albemarle Place a/k/a Stonefield. Money talks folks.... The layoffs will continue until no employees are left then the property will be sold to Stonefield for expansion. The remaining employees will either be forced to retire, relocate, or take the severance package offered.
Now wouldn't that be just a hoot, tear down Sperry and put up a Mcdonalds, it would be the exact picture of what we have come to. But turning it into a political argument would be a waste of time, it ain't. Its where we want to be, we asked for it, and corporate America gave it to us.
Sam

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Feb 15, 2013
Amanda wrote:
Pink slips went out yesterday.
This is the FOURTH round of layoffs during the Obama administration. Coincidence? NG has been at its location on R29 for over 50 years with only a few layoffs in its entire history before the Obamaconomy began killing jobs across America.
In 1995, that plant employed nearly 900 people. Today, it's less than half of that.
And if you think it's bad now, just wait and see if things go south with Sequestration. Then there's the matter of Obamacare kicking in unless Govenor McDonnell and other VA lawmakers refuse to enable it.
Manufacturing is on life-support in C'ville.
Yeah, things were rock and rolling in the Clinton years.
Dems Rule!!
Cal

Ruckersville, VA

#28 Feb 16, 2013
Hmmmmm wrote:
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Ah yes. The typical ravings of the intellectually lazy. Something bad happen to a business or in your work life? Must be Obama's fault!...
In this case it is his fault. The cuts that he and his cronies have implemented against the DoD and the LACK OF A FEDERAL BUDGET SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE is purely his fault as the CEO of our country.

But I guess he has to take the millions of dollars he spends to campaign and play golf from somewhere. Obama is the most useless President we have had in recent history. I feel for the poor sucker who has to fix his screw-ups regardless of what party they ay belong to.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Feb 16, 2013
Cville wrote:
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Do you need an apostrophe after "amateur's"? just saying....
NBC 29 probably runs on a shoestring budget; this isn't the Wash Post.
And unlike the Wash. Post, there's no luxury of ample proof and copy editing resources. Few people there do a lot, and with a relatively quick turnaround. For what it is, NBC 29 is pretty effective in getting the news out on this forum, typos and all.
I realize typos are fun,euphoric "gotcha" moments for readers demonstrating their literate prowness ....but nobody really gives an F about how smart you think you are.


Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Feb 16, 2013
Cal wrote:
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In this case it is his fault. The cuts that he and his cronies have implemented against the DoD and the LACK OF A FEDERAL BUDGET SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE is purely his fault as the CEO of our country.
But I guess he has to take the millions of dollars he spends to campaign and play golf from somewhere. Obama is the most useless President we have had in recent history. I feel for the poor sucker who has to fix his screw-ups regardless of what party they ay belong to.
Congressional obstructionists are effective if it leads you to believe what you wrote.
Just like the mile long lines at the polls. Obstructionism. Think about it - if you have the grey matter to accomplish the task.
Hmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Feb 16, 2013
Cal wrote:
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In this case it is his fault. The cuts that he and his cronies have implemented against the DoD and the LACK OF A FEDERAL BUDGET SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE is purely his fault as the CEO of our country.
But I guess he has to take the millions of dollars he spends to campaign and play golf from somewhere. Obama is the most useless President we have had in recent history. I feel for the poor sucker who has to fix his screw-ups regardless of what party they ay belong to.
So we've made it from simple-minded economic analysis to simple-minded political analysis. Oh good. I feel so much better now.

If you want a US president who can be a CEO, btw, then stop complaining about Obama and go after the three branches and balance of powers. In order to try to draw a parallel between a business corporation and the federal govt then you'd first have to have executive offices with the same kinds of power.

"The cuts that he and his cronies have implemented against the DoD..."

This is silly. First, the "cronies" part. Second the "*against* the DoD" part. And then there's the idea that there is some connection between this, campaign funds and golf? Wha? You know as well as anyone does (or maybe you don't?) that the cuts are all part of what the political right is clamoring for - they are wrapped up in the general budget issues. They are also not isolated from the scaling back of ops in Iraq. To think that defense spending should not fall as military ops fall is - well, scary.

Or perhaps you think things like this are a good idea:
http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/09/army...

This barely-logic that you are using is the same - continue to spend federal funds (you know - taxpayer dollars) on military contractors whether the military needs it or not.
suzie

AOL

#33 Feb 18, 2013
HEARD ANOTHER LAYOFF IS COMMING IN MAY, GOOD LUCK GUYS, PINK SLIPS APLENTY!!!!!!!!!
Local

United States

#34 Feb 20, 2013
Concerned Troy Residents wrote:
It is because of Albemarle Place a/k/a Stonefield. Money talks folks.... The layoffs will continue until no employees are left then the property will be sold to Stonefield for expansion. The remaining employees will either be forced to retire, relocate, or take the severance package offered.
While this is plausible, it's currently not probable. I've heard that Stonefield has halted the 3rd phase of their development due to low occupancy in retail and residential spaces.

I'm not a real estate agent, but I would think that would make the land NG is sitting on worth far less than it would have been a few years ago, unless the developer is a big optimist.

I would be willing to bet that if they shut down, it will be due to the economy and sequestration.
Local

United States

#35 Feb 20, 2013
suzie wrote:
HEARD ANOTHER LAYOFF IS COMMING IN MAY, GOOD LUCK GUYS, PINK SLIPS APLENTY!!!!!!!!!
Source?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#36 Feb 20, 2013
Local wrote:
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it will be due to the economy and sequestration.
and what do you think sequestration will affect ?
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#38 Feb 20, 2013
The right will cave, if for no other reason that DOD contracts rule the day.
Local

United States

#39 Feb 20, 2013
huck wrote:
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and what do you think sequestration will affect ?
Is this a rhetorical question?
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#40 Feb 20, 2013
Local wrote:
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Source?
There is none. Suzie, the forum tranny, just likes to cause
a stir
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#41 Feb 20, 2013
The right is holding social agendas hostage to continue their murderous military agenda, gee, what a great country we live in. No wonder the rest of the world thinks we are the best.

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