25 Biggest Layoffs in the Last Year

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11. Weatherford International Plc
> Number of announced layoffs: 3,000
> Date: February 2
> Industry: Energy
> Reason: Restructuring

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12. Fidelity Investments
> Number of announced layoffs: 3,000
> Date: February 28
> Industry: Financial
> Reason: Cost-cutting

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13. Dollar Express
> Number of announced layoffs: 2,800
> Date: April 3
> Industry: Retail
> Reason: Acquisition/merger

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14. General Motors Company
> Number of announced layoffs: 2,700
> Date: April 23
> Industry: Automotive
> Reason: Cost-cutting

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15. The Hershey Company
> Number of announced layoffs: 2,697
> Date: February 28
> Industry: Food
> Reason: Cost-cutting