Sen. Durbin urges Kraft Heinz Co. not to displace workers
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Wednesday urged the CEO of the Kraft Heinz Co. to reconsider the decision to eliminate 700 jobs in Illinois.
Yesterday the company announced that it will eliminate 2,500 jobs in the U.S. and Canada.
Durbin called on the company to do more for the displaced workers.
“This corporate decision creates tremendous social and economic pain for these workers, their families and the greater Northfield community," Durbin said. "Given the assurances in your corporate statement that, 'The Kraft Heinz Company is committed to treating our people with the utmost respect and dignity as they transition to new opportunities outside the company,' it is my hope that if these Illinois-based employees are displaced, they will have access to training and job placement services that will minimize the disruption to their lives. The Kraft Heinz Company can and should make additional resources available for transitioning employees.”
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