AM I NEXT? NO LOVE AT J.M. SMUCKER PET FOOD DIVISION

 Am I Next? 200 employees laid off by J.M. Smucker Pet Foods Division in office consolidation.

J.M.Smucker Company, the 120- year-old iconic jam-maker, announced that it will be consolidating its pet food operations in Smucker’s Orrville, Ohio headquarters.

The restructuring will result in 100+ layoffs and the closure of an office in San Francisco, California and an office in Burbank (Natural Balance Pet Foods) that was acquired from San Francisco-based Big Heart Pet Brands as part of a $5.8 billion deal.

Two Pennsylvania offices acquired from Meadville, Pennsylvania-based Ainsworth Pet Nutrition ($1.7 billion) will result in another 131 employees losing their jobs; 77 in Meadville, Pennsylvania and 54 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

The company acquired Big Heart Pet Brands (Milk-Bone, Meow Mix, Kibbles ‘n Bits, etc.) and Ainsworth Pet Nutrition (Rachael Ray Nutrish). For those who know Smuckers primarily for their jams, they also own such iconic brands as Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts, Café Bustelo coffees; Jif peanut butter; Crisco, Pillsbury, and Hungry Jack foods. 

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AM I NEXT? NO LOVE AT BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB

 Am I Next? Bristol-Myers Squibb Layoffs, Closings, Restructuring

Bristol-Myers Squibb, a major pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City, New York has announced the layoff of 149 employees as it prepares to close its Wallingford, Connecticut, research facility.  

According to a previously announced restructuring plan, the company plans to cluster its research and developments around Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Redwood City, California. Additional layoffs in Hopewell, New Jersey, and Seattle, Washington are anticipated in the near future. At that time, CEO Giovanni Caforio, M.D. noted, “These important changes to our U.S. geographic footprint will ensure we have the structural, operational and financial flexibility to deliver as effectively as possible on our mission for patients.

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NO LOVE AT ELECTROLUX (MINNESOTA)

 Am I Next? 900 Layoffs at Electrolux (Minnesota) plant closure

Swedish multinational home appliance manufacturer, headquartered in Stockholm will permanently layoff 900 workers and shut down it St. Cloud, Minnesota Frigidaire upright freezers manufacturing plant in 2019 and transfer its operations to an expanded and modernized facility in Anderson, South Carolina.

 

The decision to close the plant and relocate its operations is part of a restructuring program designed to modernize its U.S. operations. The employees were given notice in January 2018 and will be eligible for a variety of long-term training programs. 

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