KINGSPORT — Some 300 Eastman Chemical Co. employees — including 200 in Kingsport — are being notified this week that they no longer have a job.
The Kingsport-based company announced March 9 it would cut 200 to 300 positions worldwide in four to six weeks as part of a plan to trim $100 million from its expense line in 2009. Monday marked exactly four weeks since that announcement.(link)
I know, I know...Tourism and horse trails are the fix. Throw in a call center or two. When I was young 'The Eastman" was the place to work...So Sad.