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Whole Foods Market & Others Planning Layoffs In Illinois

By Soyoung Kwak in News on Jul 7, 2012 7:00PM

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Earlier this week we learned that Walmart was looking to bring its business to the Little Village and Back Of The Yards neighborhoods in Chicago, employing more than 100. Today's news is less positive on the jobs front: Whole Foods Market will be closing its Palatine, Illinois location, and eight other companies in Illinois will be making over 1,300 layoffs in Illinois over the next couple of months.

Although the number is a relatively small number coming from nine total companies commissioning layoffs, the layoffs are coming from various industries across the board. Job industries affected by the layoffs range from the food and grocery industry (Whole Foods Market, Ultra Foods and Strack & Van Til supermarkets, and Stockyards Packaging Company) to publishing companies (Cision U.S. Inc.), with the most cuts being made at a logistics company in Decatur, Illinois called G&D Integrated.