Local Focus – Los Angeles County Closures and Layoffs

This month’s entry focuses on the closures and layoffs of just Los Angeles County, rather than including nearby areas such as Chino or neighboring Orange County cities, simply because the list is growing too large.

What I find interesting in this list is the number of medical jobs being eliminated (City of Hope 185 employees and Antelope Valley Hospital 45 employees). Supposedly medical jobs are one of the growth industries. Not surprising, aerospace is taking another hit, with Ball (120), JPL (33) and Northrup (75) eliminating a total of 228 positions. With budget cutbacks and aerospace moving out of California, I think this trend will continue.

CompanyAddressClosure or LayoffNo. ImpactedImpact Date
City of Hope Medical Group (CCSMG)1500 E. Duarte Rd., DuarteClosure1853/1/11
Disney Interactive Studios521 Circle Seven Dr., GlendaleLayoff543/25/11
Dunn Edwards Corp.3525 Garfield Ave., & 4925 E. 52nd Place, VernonClosure1273/31/11
Pactiv Corp.14505 Proctor Ave., City of IndustryClosure763/31/11
Spoonful Management643 N. La Cienega, Los AngelesClosure693/29/11
Ball Corp.500 Crenshaw Blvd.Closure1209/30/11
The Bicycle Casino7301 Eastern Ave., BellLayoff995/7/11
Antelope Valley Hospital1600 West Avenue J, LancasterLayoff454/11/11
Southwire Co.2630 E. El Presidio St., Long BeachClosure214/29/11
Howrey550 S. Hope St., Los AngelesClosure705/9/11
The Regency10900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700, Los AngelesClosure524/26/11
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)4800 Oak Grove Dr., PasadenaLayoff334/24/11
HSBC Processing Services931 Corporate Center Dr., PomonaClosure1534/3/11
Northrop Grumman Corp. (Aerospace Systems)One Space Park, Redondo BeachLayoff755/1/11