translated from Spanish: Another bad news for employment: Farmacias Ahumada announces restructuring with layoffs and closing of premises

“Drug information has given home today to a transformation process that seeks to adapt the Organization to the current needs of their patients and clients and better meet the challenges of the industry” . Thus announced Tuesday the well-known chain a deep restructuring of their operations plan in Chile.
And is that amid the pressure that lives the labour market, controlled by the American Walgreens Boots Alliance Pharmacy said through a statement that the plan considers layoffs (without specifying the number of people affected) and the closure of pharmacies and stores at the national level.
“Drug information need streamlining and making its structure more flexible and focus on its core business: health, beauty and well-being in one place”, explained.
“The company regrets that this organizational transformation directly affect part of its workers, and appreciates the commitment and dedication with which played their roles,” they point out.
It is worth mentioning that this restructuring plan is part of an efficiency plan driven by its parent company. Let us remember that Ahumada was acquired by the British Alliance Boots in 2014 for $640 million, which was then bought by the American Walgreens.
Although the number of pharmacies to close is not confirmed in the statement, as it provides the financial daily, it would be 50 of his 424 local in the country. Metal curtain down forever in several places, but Farmacias Ahumada is emphatic in pointing out that it will continue to have presence in the major towns and cities of Chile, from Arica to Punta Arenas.
And what will happen to customers? Ahumada says that “he understands that this transformation can also affect your buyers, reason why is minimizing the possible drawbacks, seeing with normal throughout its network of pharmacies operating”.

Original source in Spanish

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