The 2017 retail apocalypse doesn’t have anything on 2008. According to this Newser report, Citigroup alone laid off 50,000 workers…listed below are the top 10 biggest layoffs in the 21st Century. Just wait until the robots takeover, the numbers will be much bigger.
- Citigroup in 2008 (50,000)
- US Army in 2011 (50,000)
- General Motors in 2009 (47,000)
- US Air Force in 2005 (40,000)
- US Army in 2015 (40,000)
- Kmart in 2003 (35,000)
- Circuit City in 2009 (34,000)
- Ford in 2002 (34,000)
- Boeing in 2001 (31,000)
- US Postal Service in 2010 (30,000)
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