Nike puts figures to your personal fit. The company announced today that it plans to fire at least 500 workers at its headquarters in Beaverton (Oregon, United States), as announced today by the Portland Business Journal.
The layoffs will begin on October 1 and will also affect members of the management team and their executive assistants. Also, the adjustment will mean the closure of the nurseries that the group has in its headquarters and where 192 people work.
The company's plan is to offer its employees childcare services but outside Nike headquarters and, for the first time, also include store, production and logistics personnel in this benefit, according to WWD.
Nike will close the nurseries of its headquarters, where 192 people work
Nike announced last week that it would adjust its roster. Although he did not specify how many workers it would affect, He announced that the cost would be up to 250 million dollars. As of May 31, the company employed 75,400 workers worldwide.
"We are announcing changes today to transform Nike faster, accelerate our further growth opportunities and expand our leadership position," said John Donahoe, Nike president and CEO.
This week, the company has also announced that it will not carry out its plan to open an Air Manufacturing Innovation center in Godoyear (Arizona), in which it planned to invest $ 184 million. The company bought the factory in 2019 for $ 70 million.
Nike closed its last fiscal year (ended May 31) with a 4% drop in sales and a 37% drop in its net result, weighed down by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The group reduced its turnover in all markets except China.