Aon Shedding 1,800 Jobs in Restructuring

Aon Corporation has announced a $325 million restructuring plan, undertaken in connection with its acquisition of Hewitt Associates, in which 1,500 to 1,800 jobs are expected to be axed.

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, the restructuring expected to be completed by year-end 2013 will generate about $180 million in employee termination costs and about $145 million in real-estate-related costs.

The SEC filing said the eliminated jobs globally are “predominantly non-client facing.”

As a result of the changes, Aon said, it expects to deliver total annual savings of around $355 million in 2013, including approximately $280 million of annual savings related to the restructuring plan, and additional savings in areas such as information technology, procurement, and public company costs.

The $4.7 billion acquisition and the formation of Aon Hewitt with about 29,000 employees was completed on October 1, 2010 (see Aon, Hewitt Complete Merger).   

The Aon SEC filing is at