Hey, don't shoot the messanger..... Firings Reach Highest Since 2010 as Ford to Dow Face Sales Slump "North American companies have announced plans to eliminate 62,600 positions at home and abroad since Sept. 1, the biggest two-month drop since the start of 2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Firings total 158,100 so far this year, more than the 129,000 job cuts in the same period in 2011." Firings Reach Highest Since 2010 as Ford to Dow Face Sales Slump - Yahoo! Finance Ssshhhh...it's the election!