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Lockheed Martin planning Indianapolis layoffs

Maryland-based Lockheed Martin will idle 10 percent of the employees at its Indianapolis call center as a result of declining call volumes and “funding issues” that are cutting short a five-year federal contract worth a total of $80 million.

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Federal workers dodging layoffs

One of the best places to have waited out this recession was in federal government. Federal workers have pretty much gotten
a bye on pink slips at a time private sector employees have taken it on the chin.

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UPDATE: Pipeline challenges force Lilly restructuring moves

Since John Lechleiter was named CEO 18 months ago, he’s bet that Eli Lilly and Co. could face down its looming patent challenges
by launching innovative new medicines. Today’s announcement of 5,500 job cuts by the end of 2011 and a restructuring of the
company’s business units ups the ante on that bet, while indicating that it isn’t working yet.

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Lilly reorganization to cut 5,500 positions over 2 years

Eli Lilly and Co. will cut 5,500 jobs by the end of 2011 as it tries to cut $1 billion in expenses before it loses revenue
from its bestselling drug, Zyprexa. Lilly CEO John Lechleiter said he did not know how many of those cuts would occur in central
Indiana. But with
13,600 employees working in the Indianapolis area, he acknowledged the largest chunk of reductions likely would come here.

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Muncie manufacturer Duffy calling it quits

Duffy Tool & Stamping LLC in Muncie has notified the Indiana Department of Workforce Development
that the company will close its plant by the end of October. Roughly 130 workers will lose their jobs as a result
of the closure, Duffy said in its July 27 filing.

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Automotive industry’s fall dilutes manufacturing jobs

The fact that Indiana is shedding manufacturing jobs is well-known, but you can thank a neighbor to the north for keeping track of every last one. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported recently that Wisconsin had taken the top spot, ahead of Indiana, in terms of the portion of employment in manufacturing—15.6 percent, versus Hoosiers’ 15.4 percent.

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Gannett cuts cost 37 Star employees their jobs

Thirty-seven people were laid off at the Indianapolis Star yesterday and today as part of Virginia-based parent Gannett
Co. Inc.’s attempt to grapple with the swooning economy and falling advertising revenue. Seventeen of those laid off were
in the newsroom of the state’s largest daily newspaper, including seven editors, which constitutes one-fourth of the
editorial management team.

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Star newsroom braces for pay cuts, possible layoffs

he next two weeks could be critical in determining the level and quality of staffing in the newsroom of The Indianapolis Star, the state’s largest daily newspaper. The paper’s union—which represents about 160 news staffers—and management have been at an impasse since employees’ union contract expired Dec. 31.

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