Kimberly Clark cutting around 5,000 jobs, Huntsville future unknown
The future of Huntsville’s Kimberly Clark facility is unknown, following a restructuring announcement. The maker of Kleenex and Huggies announced this week it is cutting 5,000 to 5,500 jobs due to declining sales. The company has 91 factories worldwide, including one in Huntsville, and 10 will reportedly be shut down. The company says the cuts should save it between $500 million and $550 million by 2021.
In a statement to the My Muskoka Now newsroom, the company says it’s not providing specific details about any of its facilities or the proposed job cuts. It says those announcements will be made when the final decisions are complete, and that timing will be determined by the needs of the business, and consultations with unions, works council, and other stakeholders.
Kimberly Clark’s Huntsville Mill began operations in 1971, and it was announced as an event sponsor for the upcoming men’s tankard in Huntsville back in October.