Ada, Michigan-based Amway Corporation, the iconic global multi-level marketer of health, beauty, and home care products, has announced major layoffs in the near future. While the company refuses to quantify the number of layoffs, they have explained that the company has undergone an operational review and “as a result of this process, we are making changes to our global operations in key back-office functions.” Such operations usually include employees who provide services in the legal, human resources, supply chain, strategy and planning, and finance areas.
A company spokesman noted that the decision to adjust personnel is to “align resources with our strategic focus.” The restructuring program is part of “Amway Next” which is described as “a journey to transform into a growth focused, lean and agile organization.”
"Amway is committed to strengthening its business opportunity so Amway Business Owners can be more competitive and successful in today’s marketplace. To ensure that happens, we’re investing in many aspects of the business and evaluating our global structure so that our resources align with our strategic focus. As a result of this process, we are making changes to our global operations in key back-office functions. We have begun communicating these changes to our employees and will be sharing more with them in the coming weeks."
"These changes mean we will be saying goodbye to some of our colleagues and friends, which we know will be difficult. Core to Amway's culture is our values, and we remain committed to them and supporting employees through this transition. As we go through this process, I encourage you to reach out to your friends and colleagues and see how they are doing —support one another and lift each other up."
Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?