P&G details cuts

The recently announced white collar employee cuts at Procter & Gamble's Canadian operations will occur primarily in the areas of product development and product supply support services, according to a company spokesperson.Toronto-based p&g, which employs 4,200 across the country, is axing...

The recently announced white collar employee cuts at Procter & Gamble’s Canadian operations will occur primarily in the areas of product development and product supply support services, according to a company spokesperson.

Toronto-based p&g, which employs 4,200 across the country, is axing 200 to 300 positions as part of a worldwide restructuring initiated by its parent company in Cincinnati.

On July 16, p&g said it will eliminate 13,000 jobs, or 12% of its global workforce.

Most of the Canadian cuts will take place at the company’s head office in Toronto. No layoffs are expected. Rather, the reductions will come from early retirements, buyouts and attrition.

Margaret Bawden, p&g’s Canadian public affairs manager, says the departments identified for job cuts are examining their work procedures and will be responsible for ‘identifying which individuals are no longer required.’

Bawden says some of the cuts have already been accounted for, since the Canadian company has been streamlining its operations for more than half a year.

According to Bawden, p&g, which has a policy of promoting from within its own ranks, will continue to recruit new employees, ‘although not as much as in the past.’ PA