Miller Cuts 200 Corporate Jobs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Milwaukee brewing company is restructuring its corporate staff as it makes turnaround plans. The cuts primarily involve positions in the Milwaukee corporate offices.

Miller spokesman Michael Brophy says the cuts will still leave about 800 corporate positions. Miller says the layoffs are effective in September.

Miller's national market share fell from about 21 percent in 1999 to 19 percent in 2002. The brewer struggled with a series of unsuccessful TV ad campaigns for Miller Lite and last year's decision to start four alternative malt beverages, even as the demand slowed.

Miller Brewing Comany is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAB-Miller.