25 Biggest Layoffs in the Last Year

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16. Dallas County Schools
> Number of announced layoffs: 2,456
> Date: December 6
> Industry: Education
> Reason: Cost-cutting

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17. Lowe’s Companies
> Number of announced layoffs: 2,400
> Date: January 16
> Industry: Retail
> Reason: Restructuring

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18. U.S. State Department
> Number of announced layoffs: 2,300
> Date: April 30
> Industry: Government
> Reason: Cost-cutting

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19. PHH Corporation
> Number of announced layoffs: 2,250
> Date: August 11
> Industry: Financial
> Reason: Cost-cutting

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20. Yahoo/AOL
> Number of announced layoffs: 2,100
> Date: June 15
> Industry: Technology
> Reason: Acquisition/merger