Converse is reducing some jobs as mother or father firm Nike Inc. trims its employees throughout divisions in quest of value financial savings.

Nike is present process a $2 billion cost-cutting plan that features slashing 2 p.c of its workforce. Layoffs have hit its Oregon headquarters throughout two rounds, with the method anticipated to conclude by the top of its fiscal 12 months, in line with an inner memo reviewed by Bloomberg Information.

Converse, primarily based in Boston, operates its personal product-development, supply-chain and advertising features particular to its enterprise. The model does use know-how from Nike in its merchandise.

Converse “is realigning a few of our groups to higher help future development,” a spokesperson for the unit stated in an announcement Tuesday. “We are able to verify that the overall adjustments to Converse’s workforce had been included in Nike’s total 2 p.c discount plan, nonetheless, we had been working on a discrete timeline.”

Nike had almost 84,000 staff worldwide as of final Might. Converse, recognized for its Chuck Taylor and One Star sneakers, represents about 5 p.c of Nike’s complete gross sales.

By Kim Bhasin

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The announcement comes after the sportswear big stated gross sales solely rose 1 p.c within the three months to Nov. 30.


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