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10/04/03 - Longview

Eastman Announces Future Layoffs

Eastman Chemical has announced future layoffs, but didn't say which plants those jobs will come from. That has employees in Longview wondering if their jobs are at risk.

Six hundred jobs will be cut over the next 9 months. Company spokesmen say that low selling prices combined with the cost of raw materials has squeezed Eastman profit margin, forcing the cuts.

It won't be known until November whether or not Longview jobs are among the global layoffs.

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