NEW YORK - Kraft
Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs as part of its
plan to slash costs after the food companies
combined. Of those positions, 165 will be in the Madison
facility at 910 Mayer Ave.
Mullen says affected workers are in the U.S. and Canada
and were to be notified in person. About 700 of the cuts
were coming in Northfield, Illinois, where Kraft had
The company would
not specify where other cuts were taking place but said
that all the jobs were salaried. It said none of the job
cuts involved factory workers.
The Kraft Heinz
Co. said it had a total of around 46,600 employees
before the cuts. That included about 1,900 in
The job cuts are
not surprising, given the reputation of the company's
management on Wall Street.
of Pittsburgh-based Heinz and Kraft earlier this year
was engineered by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway
and Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital, which has
become known for its tight cost controls.
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