Bloody Monday hits Minnesota too

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It's being called "Bloody Monday" by the national media as companies across the country are slashing payrolls today. Nationwide, at least 68,000 job cuts were announced today alone.

According to CNN: More than 200,000 job cuts have been announced so far this year, according to company reports. Nearly 2.6 million jobs were lost over 2008, the highest yearly job-loss total since 1945. None of the major cuts came at Minnesota companies, but some are still feeling the pinch of the bad economy.

Check out the list below.

Polaris: The Medina-based company is cutting 460 jobs. The layoffs include 160 full-time positions, or about 5 percent of its workforce.

HCMC: The local hospital will cut 100 jobs by the end of February

Hutchinson Technology: Hutchinson company closes Sioux Falls, S.D. plant and laying off the 300 remaining employees.

Andersen Corp: Bayport door and window company laid off another 160 employees.


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