As many as 160 employees could lose their job when the 'Chicago Sun-Times' closes two bureaues on March 24.
As many as 160 employees could lose their job when the Chicago Sun-Times closes two bureaus on March 24, including the Pioneer Press office in Glenview, the Journal & Topics reports. An Illinois report says the Sun-Times layoffs are part of a corporate restructuring and likely permanent, according to the Journal & Topics. Eight other companies are reportedly preparing for layoffs throughout Illinois, including Walgreen's and Kmart,Crain's Chicago Business previously reported. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local business news in your email.
Nearly 1,200 jobs could be lost at prominent companies.
Tuesday, February 5
Nine companies are reportedly preparing for nearly 1,200 layoffs throughout Illinois, including Sun-Times Media, Walgreen's and Kmart, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Sun-Times Media, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and other suburban papers, warns that 274 jobs in Glenview, Tinley Park and Aurora could be eliminated due to consolidation. Deerfield-based Walgreen's, which reported strong January sales due to the bad flu season, will reportedly lay off 65 warehouse workers in west suburban Berkeley. Kmart, part of Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., plans to lay off 98 employees when it closes a Naperville store in the spring, Crain's reported .