Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls Inc. plans to suspend work on a
major information technology project, a move that could mean up to
nearly 200 layoffs in its West Allis office.
In a filing with
state officials Friday, the Glendale company said its decision
will result in up to 197 jobs being cut, beginning on Sept. 30.
All positions will be eliminated by Oct. 14.
spokesman Fraser Engerman says the move is part of a cost-cutting
effort that's linked to its decision to spin off its automotive
business into a separate company.
the Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1iahoPW) Johnson Controls is
looking to find jobs within the company for employees who have
been working on Project Unity.
He says the
company is not planning to close the West Allis office.