Dot-Com Job Cuts Grow in October
This also was the fifth consecutive month that job cuts increased. The primary factor is the Internet shakeup that began in April. Challenger said 44, or 16 percent, of the 274 Internet companies it tracks have failed since December.
Services, such as consulting, financial and information sites, suffered the most cuts since December, accounting for 36 percent, or 8,113, of about 22,267 eliminated jobs. Retail was second with 5,450 cuts. Health and fitness sites jumped from fifth to third in October, with 2,190 job cuts since December.
New to the survey were teen-related sites, which surfaced on the survey with 328 cuts, or 6 percent of the monthly total.