EDISON, N.J. -- About 80 positions are likely to be eliminated at Sea-Land Service Inc. following a management reshuffling and merger of two divisions earlier this week, a Sea-Land spokesman said.
The cuts could involve every division, including corporate staff, said Jesse Mohorovic, vice president for corporate communications at the largest U.S.-based shipping company. He said the specific jobs to be eliminated, and their total number, should be announced to the staff by Oct. 11.
The estimate is the first to emerge since Sea-Land announced Monday that it was folding its Alaska division into its Pacific division and assigning seven key executives to new posts.
About a dozen senior executives will assume new responsibilities, including the seven who were named Monday.