Ohio-based Goodyear to cut 500 jobs amid weak demand, rising inflation

The company said it's grappling with inflation in areas such as wages and benefits, countering the benefit from a decline in raw material costs

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will eliminate about 500 jobs, adding to the wave of layoffs sweeping corporate America as the company cuts costs in response to weak demand and rising inflation.
 
The reductions will target salaried employees, representing about 5% of such positions across the company, according to a statement Friday. The move, expected to be completed during the first half of this year, will results in pretax charges of about $55 million.

“Our fourth-quarter results fell short of our expectations given a significantly weaker industry backdrop, particularly in Europe,” Chief Executive Officer Richard Kramer said in the statement. Tire

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First Published: Jan 27 2023 | 9:05 PM IST

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