Dow Corning Will Slash 800 Jobs | March 2, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 9 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 9 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 2, 2009

Dow Corning Will Slash 800 Jobs

Department: Business

Dow Corning plans to eliminate 800 jobs across its 40-plus global locations in response to the economic slowdown. The firm intends to achieve the 8% workforce reduction through a combination of voluntary retirements and layoffs. However, Dow Corning says its Hemlock Semiconductor joint venture with Shin-Etsu Handotai and Mitsubishi Materials has been spared because demand for silicon used in solar-power cells continues to be strong.

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