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Unilever has announced a restructuring that will affect employees in both Chicago and Connecticut. Nearly 150 workers from the company's research facility in Rolling Meadows, Ill., USA will be moved the research facility in Trumbull, Conn., USA. Also, the company is closing its Greenwich, Conn., USA office and moving the workers there to its Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA office. The company is also planning to move employees with the transportation division from Lisle, Ill., USA to Trumbull, Conn., USA.
The shifts reportedly are part of a corporate restructuring that will move approximately 800 employees in Illinois and Connecticut. Unilever announced the restructuring last year in an effort to better focus operations. The company has consolidated its food and personal home-care businesses into one operation.
"These moves will help us to drive operational excellence, enable more nimble decision-making and greater collaboration of our brands," said Michael Poly, president of Unilever U.S. The shifts reportedly will begin in 2007 and are expected to be complete in 2008.