Grainger to cut up to 400 jobs

Grainger to cut up to 400 jobs

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 11, 2009, titled Grainger to cut up to 400 jobs. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

W.W. Grainger Inc. , faced with sharply declining sales, outlined a series of cost-cutting measures today that include elimination of up to 400 jobs at the Lake Forest distributor of maintenance-related ...

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Elgin, IL

#1 Feb 11, 2009
This is a surprise. I used to be with Grainger for 7 years in the 90's and the company prided itself on never having had a layoff EVER.
Having said that, are we at the point now where public companies believe that they have to cut their workforce just to show Wall Street that they are doing something in reaction to the woeful economy?! Univ of Chicago hospitals and Grainger are the local exhibits to support this theory.

Patchogue, NY

#2 Apr 14, 2010
Grainger exemplifies the epitome of unethical business behavior. The level of dishonestly starts at the top levels and is encouraged throughout all the organization. Those who are employed that don't routinely lie to customers, suppliers and their peers don't ussually last to long. The lucky ones leave and those who stay are usually fired. Don't let the fact that they tout 'we don't lay-off people' fool you. The rate of turnover at that company is extremely high.

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