“Small number” laid off today at Anheuser-Busch InBev
A-B InBev told Lager Heads just now that “(in) our breweries today, a small number of salaried employees were notified that their jobs were eliminated.”
The beer company revealed nothing else about the exact scope or locations of the firings.
But some additional digging by Post-Dispatch staff added some more hints of detail. It wasn’t a mass layoff, as Missouri state officials say they did not receive a WARN act notice as required by law for most large-scale layoffs. And union workers in St. Louis apparently were not among those hit, according to Brewers and Malters Local No. 6.
Full text of A-B InBev’s statement:
As an ongoing practice, we continually assess our resources to reflect our current business strategies and needs. In some areas of the business, we are making operational changes that may result in selected job eliminations or additions in various locations.
In our breweries today, a small number of salaried employees were notified that their jobs were eliminated. These were difficult decisions to make, but important for the organization.
We will always be challenging ourselves to find better ways to run our business.