McDonald’s Cuts Dozens of Jobs at Headquarters

A second round of job cuts is also on the way, a spokesperson for McDonald’s has announced

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The corporate lay-offs are part of a multi-million dollar effort to redirect efforts “toward business priorities.” 

McDonald’s will lay off 63 of its corporate employees, the majority of whom work for headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill.,  spokeswoman Heidi Barker Sa Shekhem has confirmed to Crain’s Chicago.

The layoffs, which go into effect on February 16, are part of a $100 million effort to cut costs and will impact several departments.

Furthermore, Shekhem told Crain’s that McDonald’s is planning a second round of job cuts that will affect US workers, though she did not provide details on the timing of the next job cuts, or the number of employees who would be let go.

“McDonald's is moving with a sense of urgency to improve our financial performance by taking actions based on the long term,” the company announced in a statement. “This includes a diligent review of our corporate home office and McDonald's USA's structures and resources in order to redirect nearly $100 million in savings toward business priorities.”

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