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Companies that laid off most workers in 2012

Last updated on: January 8, 2013 10:07 IST

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With the global economy witnessing slow growth in 2012, many companies stopped hiring while some went on a laying off spree.

Let's have a look at some companies that fired most workers in the past year.

Source: 24/7 Wall St

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Hewlett-Packard

Lost jobs: 27,000 workers laid off

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Hostess

Lost jobs: 18,500 workers laid off

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AMR (parent company of American Airlines)

Lost jobs: 13,000 workers laid off

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Citigroup

Lost jobs: 11,000 workers laid off

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PepsiCo

Lost jobs: 8,700 workers laid off

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Food Lion

Lost jobs: 4,900 workers laid off

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JC Penney

Lost jobs: 4,700 workers laid off


Image: A customer enters a JC Penney Co store in Westminster, Colorado, United States.
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