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Re: Report: Dot-Com Layoffs Slowing Down
Posted by Morris Thorpe on 2001-05-30 14:03:18
In reply to ECT News
First of all, why is Challenger telling me that there are X number of layoffs in May, before May has ended?

Since he has essentially become the Internet's official layoff statkeeper, I wonder if he is getting the scrutiny he deserves?

Second of all, I think 30-day intervals are too small to draw the broad kinds of conclusions that Challenger gives us in this article.

Challenger says that at the end of May: "the decline in e-tail layoffs could be attributed to the fact that many of the weaker e-tailers have already been ejected from the e-commerce game." Yet in April, just one month before, we had a layoff record.

Perhaps it's time to focus on longer intervals of time than 30 days, and get a moving picture instead of a snapshot.

 * Topic  Author  Date
Re: Report: Dot-Com Layoffs Slowing Down  ECT News  2001-05-30 12:16:56
Re: Report: Dot-Com Layoffs Slowing Down  Morris Thorpe  2001-05-30 14:03:18
Re: Report: Dot-Com Layoffs Slowing Down  Ron Smith  2001-05-30 12:19:31
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