We were sorry to hear the news reported on the TimesLeader.com that Kraft Foods Inc. will eliminate 60 positions at its Hanover Industrial Estates location as a result of company restructuring. In total, 1,600 Kraft jobs will be lost in North America this year.
In the article, Kraft’s corporate spokeswoman Valerie Moens said, “We are working to minimize the impact wherever possible through attrition and open positions.”
It was reported that the Kraft announcement happened just days after Offset Paperback Manufacturers said it would cut 69 positions at its plant in Dallas.
Lawrence M. Newman, vice president of Policy, Planning and Development for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, is quoted in the article as saying, “The unfortunate reality is that we continue to have an increasingly globalized marketplace and we continue to have an economy that still has not regained its appetite for consumer spending. And so there continue to be ramifications like the one that you say today.”
If you are a Kraft employee whose positioni has been cut and you were injured on the job, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the workers’ comp attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.