Hallmark Cards is even laying off people.

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by S2007S, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. S2007S


    I guess not many people want to spend $3-$5 bucks on a card someone is just going to throw away anyway.

    Hallmark Cards plans job cuts

    Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards Inc., told employees today that its North America business must eliminate 225 to 250 positions by the end of the year.

    Hallmark public relations director Julie O'Dell said some cuts will come through attrition. Others will be decided based on "redundancies and efficiencies."

    Hallmark employs about 8,500 workers in the United States, with about 3,900 in Kansas City.

    The company also announced to its employees an internal reorganization.

    O'Dell said the company's existing core businesses will be structured "according to customer need, such as humor or encouragement" rather than segmented according to the greeting card, party supply or gift wrap divisions.
    Submitted by Diane Stafford on October 1, 2009 - 3:55pm.
  2. They don't make cards for traders.
    But if they did I could suggest one.

    Front of card:

    "Sorry for your loss"

    Inside the card:

    "You should have hedged"


  3. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your job
    and to make ends meet you'll have to beg and to rob.

    Such an untimely moment to end your career
    Just as you're buying and spending to keep up with your peer.

    And I know it's not easy and I know it's quite hard
    When people stop buying a $5 card.

    And so you sulk, and grow angry and bitter
    As your personal finances plunge deep in the shitter.

    But remember the glory, those magical times
    when people bought cards with ridiculous rhymes.
  5. Has nothing to do w/the economy. Greeting cards, like traditional print media is going the way of the horse and buggy.
  6. That

    was classic....

    but its wasted here.

  7. be funny if management put a 'sorry you lost your job' hallmark-tm card on their desk

    or 'have a nice trip back to India'

    (Kansas City is the H-1b captol of the Midwest)
  8. I don't know... rather liked it.

    Got any about a boy from Nantucket?
  9. I'm going to forward this to a designer there, it might be an untapped demographic, but I seriously doubt it would be that big.
  10. They do make E-cards, and other electronic designs.
    #10     Oct 8, 2009