Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co.'s growing problems hit home on Thursday for about 350 white-collar workers in Akron and 150 elsewhere who were told to clean out their desks in a sweeping cost-cutting move, the Akron Beacon Journal reported. Officials hope the reductions will be enough to help the company rebound after three disastrous years in which its stock has fallen sharply and competitors have challenged its dominance in North America, the newspaper said, adding that the Akron tyre maker also is cutting another 200 salaried jobs by not filling many positions that have been vacant since October, including 150 in Akron.