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Whirpool laying off workers at Middle Amana plant

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Published: Jan. 31, 2018 at 10:38 PM CST
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Whirlpool is laying off some workers at its plant in Middle Amana.

A corporate spokesperson did not specify how many jobs the company would be cutting.

Whirlpool says it had to reduce its costs, and calls the layoffs unfortunate, but necessary.

Whirpool also says it continues to invest in its brands, products, and people, especially related to manufacturing jobs.

Below is the full statement from Whirlpool Corporation Spokesperson Kris Sherman:

"In October last year, we committed to reducing global fixed costs by $150M to better position our company for future growth and profitability. We are doing this through a number of actions that touch all of our regions globally. When considering job reductions, we worked hard to be thoughtful in our approach. The majority of the job reductions were achieved through voluntary retirements, attrition of open roles, and job changes. In some cases, we made difficult decisions for involuntary separation. These reductions are unfortunate but necessary in helping to achieve our business goals. We plan to continue investing in our brands, products, and people, especially related to manufacturing jobs, which are critical to our ongoing success as the global leader in the home appliance industry."

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