Qimonda-ites at protest: “Where’s my money?”

Around 50 laid-off workers from Qimonda protested outside the shuttered plant yesterday, upset that they were stiffed paychecks when executives still working for the company are getting bonuses. Story includes video.

Dry cleaner goes pro bono for jobless

If you can’t find a job, at least you can have a clean suit. Puritan Cleaners is offering free dry cleaning to unemployed workers through the end of August. Customers who bring a letter from the Virginia Unemployment Commission or their previous employer can have a suit and two dress shirts, or two regular dresses,… Read more »

Pirate flag over Qimonda

Last Thursday was Christopher J. Davis’s last day at the Qimonda chip manufacturing plant in Eastern Henrico. He turned in his badge and walked out into the courtyard. Instead of getting in his car and driving home for the last time, Davis had one last thing to do.

Bankruptcy filings skyrocket

A record number of people are filing for personal bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which is housed in Richmond.

Qimonda fallout hits local support office

A Japanese company that provided sales and service to Qimonda’s Henrico semiconductor plant is closing its Richmond office, a sign that the fallout from the plants closure is reverberating throughout the region. Tokyo Electron LTD operated an office at 5310 S. Laburnum Ave. just a few miles from the Qimonda facility that is being shut… Read more »

Contractor sues Qimonda over unpaid invoices

Richmond-based ColonialWebb Contractors filed a lawsuit against Qimonda seeking $369,495 in unpaid invoices. The lawsuit was filed in Henrico County District Court last Monday. Qimonda announced that it was shutting down all operations at its Sandston manufacturing facility the next day. According to the filing, ColonialWebb was contracted by Qimonda in December 2006 to service… Read more »

Discounts for laid off workers

Tax preparing businesses are competing to offer the best discount to formerly laid-off workers. Jackson Hewitt is slashing its fees 50% for laid-off Circuit City workers. Liberty Tax is letting Qimonda employees file for free. Qimonda announced Tuesday it was shutting its plant, laying off 1,500 workers. And People’s Income tax is offering 50% to… Read more »