Clariant To Cut 570 Jobs | November 30, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 48 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 48 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 30, 2009

Clariant To Cut 570 Jobs

Department: Business
Keywords: specialty chemicals, chemical production, layoffs, restructuring

Specialty chemical maker Clariant will cut 570 jobs as part of the next phase of its production optimization strategy. Including the recent announcement and two earlier rounds of layoffs this year, Clariant plans to shrink its workforce by approximately 3,220 positions. The company is weighing the closure of sites in Huningue, France; Pontypridd, Wales; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Onsan, South Korea; and parts of plants in Gendorf and Frankfurt, Germany. Clariant says it plans to make additional cuts through 2010.

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