Am I Next? Mass Layoff at Sanofi Chattem - Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based, Chattem, a subsidiary or Paris, France-based Sanofi pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, has announced a reorganization of their consumer healthcare operations resulting in the permanent layoffs of approximately 180 employees at its Chattanooga, Tennessee facility. According to the company, manufacturing operations will remain in Chattanooga and are unaffected by the transfers.

According to a Sanofi spokesperson, “Sanofi is restructuring the U.S. Consumer Healthcare commercial organization, which includes marketing, sales, R&D and some support functions. Given the ever-changing self-care market, this will allow us to more effectively serve the consumers who rely on our products. We will be rebuilding our Consumer Healthcare commercial operations with new positions based in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Impacted employees will be given the opportunity to apply for the new roles opening in Bridgewater. For those impacted who do not obtain other roles at Sanofi or are not able to relocate, Sanofi will offer separation packages that include cash, continued health benefits, and career transition services.”

Chattem’s portfolio of brands includes such well-known over-the-counter products as Allegra, Gold Bond, Flexall, IcyHot, Rolaids, Sun-In, Pamprin, Dexatrim, Aspercreme, and Selsun Blue

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?


Am I Next? Safariland lays off 158 employees as it transfers holster production to Florida.

Jacksonville, Florida-based Safariland Group, designer and manufacturer of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, has announced that they will be transferring the company’s holster production from its long-time facility in Ontario, California to a Jacksonville, Florida facility. Approximately 158 employees will be laid off in the process, but the facility will remain open with approximately 160 employees.

The decision was driven by significant changes in the market place that saw leather-crafted holsters giving way to injection-molded plastic holsters which are waterproof, lightweight, and rot-free. The Safariland Group purchased a controlling interest in Jacksonville-based Rogers Holster Company in 2015 to gain access to the company that pioneered the use of injection-molding in the holster business.

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?


Am I Next? Will McKesson leave California and leave laid-off employees?

Even though the company has denied reports and rumors that San Francisco, California-based McKesson Corporation, the distributor of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and the sixth largest Fortune 500 company, may be considering leaving California’s high-tax and hostile business environment for Dallas, Texas. Fueling the scuttlebutt is the sale of their prestigious One Post Street San Francisco headquarters building in 2017 for approximately $320 million and executed a 10-year leaseback for an estimated 200,000 square feet.

The company already maintains an expanding $157 million regional headquarters in the Dallas area of Irving, Texas. Additionally, Brian Tyler, the current President and Chief Operating Officer of McKesson who lives in Irving will be succeeding current CEO John Hammergren who is scheduled for retirement at the end of the first quarter of 2019. A

nd let us not forget San Francisco’s recently passed Proposition C which is a direct tax of $3000+ million on big business on behalf of the homeless who already treat the city as a combination toilet and needle disposal repository. Definitely a time for California employees to remain vigilant.

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