A major Wisconsin manufacturer will scale back its workforce at the start of the new year. Johnson Controls will eliminate 277 jobs when it consolidates a business center in suburban Milwaukee with three others in foreign countries. In a notice to the state’s workforce development agency, the company confirmed that 114 finance-and-accounting jobs will be eliminated by late January, and the rest by late June.
Johnson Controls intends to streamline processes as it consolidates its business center in Glendale with centers in Mexico, Slovakia, and China. It’s part of an overall plan to cut 3,000 salaried positions worldwide over the next two years, as Johnson Controls spins off its car-seat manufacturing business into a separate company. Johnson will continue as a maker of heating-and-cooling controls for large buildings — as well as a manufacturer of high-tech auto batteries.