GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Steelcase Inc. said it is planning on cutting as many as 250 white-collar jobs, according to

Most of the cuts will come from salaried personnel in the company’s Grand Rapids facility. The cuts will be made through layoffs or early retirement offers. Employees learned Friday of the company’s plans to close three California plants within nine months and to cut its salaried work force over the next 18 to 24 months. 

Steelcase said it expects to cut the first 100 jobs in the next 12 months. Some salaried jobs will be eliminated while other functions will shift to contractors or company-owned service centers around the world. 

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