A-B InBev announces layoffs

Just in case you missed it, InBev consummated their acquisition of Anheuser-Busch a couple of weeks ago.

Anheuser-Busch InBevAnd in any large corporate merger you know some people are going to lose their jobs. Plus this economy, in case you haven’t noticed, sucks, and people are losing their jobs left and right.

So Monday’s press release isn’t really a surprise.

Press Release: Anheuser-Busch InBev announces workforce reductions in the U.S. (PDF)

Still, the loss of 1400 jobs stings, and they’re all in the U.S. And that doesn’t count over 400 contractor positions. (I’m a contractor; I work as hard or harder than any of the full-timers at my place of employ.) This is in addition to the 1000+ who have taken early retirement offers.

And here people were talking about beer being recession-proof…

(via Realbeer.com)

2 thoughts on “A-B InBev announces layoffs

  1. That is a pretty boring logo. The “AB” looks like an afterthought and I’ll bet dollars to donuts that in a few years it’ll simply be dropped off.

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