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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Reynolds American to reduce workforce by 10 percent - biggest cuts will be in Forsyth County

(By Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal) - Reynolds American Inc. said today that it will reduce its U.S. workforce by 10 percent by the end of 2014, with most of the cuts coming in Forsyth County.

The job reduction affects Reynolds American, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and RAI Services Co.

According to an annual company filing, Reynolds reported it had about 5,400 employees in the United States, which signifies the loss of about 540 jobs.

The company has about 2,500 local employees. The last available production workforce count from Reynolds was about 1,400.


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