McDonald’s temporarily closes U.S. offices to announce layoffs
Fast-food giant McDonald’s has temporarily closed its U.S. offices while it prepares to announce layoffs among its workforce.as announced in advance The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The newspaper’s information, which at this time has not been confirmed by the company, cites an email in which. McDonald’s informed employees at its U.S. corporate offices. and some outside the country that they must work from home between Monday and Wednesday.
The company, according to that message, plans to use those days to report virtually from personnel-related decisions.
Last January, McDonald’s already anticipated that it was preparing a restructuring and that the changes would begin to be announced in Aprilwithout giving any details as to the number of positions that might be affected or the savings sought.
“Some jobs that exist. today will be transferred or disappear“, noted then the top executive, Chris Kempczinski, quoted by the WSJ.
McDonald’s employs around the world to about 150,000 people in its offices and in the restaurants it operates directly.excluding franchises. Approximately 70% of those jobs are outside the United States. This Monday, the company’s shares opened with gains on Wall Street and half an hour after the start of trading were up around 0.50 %.