Just after the new year began, McDonald’s Corp. CEO Chris Kempczinski told The Wall Street Journal that the business would have to make “tough” decisions that would affect its headquarters staff.
On January 6, he told the Journal, “Some jobs that are existing today are either going to get moved or those jobs may go away.”
Monday was the first business day of April, and Kempczinski seemed to be true to his promise.
“McDonald’s Corp. is temporarily closing its U.S. offices this week as it prepares to inform corporate employees about layoffs undertaken by the burger giant as part of a broader company restructuring,” the Journal reported Sunday evening in an exclusive report.
The official Twitter feed of the corporation made no mention of the closure or impending layoffs. The account’s most recent tweet was 10 days old.
are u gonna let me order a Filet-O-Fish or are u gonna be weird about it
— McDonald's (@McDonalds) March 24, 2023
Last week, McDonald’s instructed U.S. and “some foreign workers” to work from home for the first three days of this week and to postpone “all in-person meetings with vendors and other outside parties” at its Chicago headquarters.
This was done so that the corporation could “deliver staffing decisions virtually,” according to the Newspaper.
According to a report released on Sunday evening, the email stated, “During the week of April 3, we will communicate key decisions related to roles and staffing levels across the organization.”
According to the Journal, the corporation refuses to disclose the number of employees who will be affected by the layoffs.
According to the research, McDonald’s employs more than 150,000 people globally, but only approximately 45,000 of those are in the United States, and presumably the majority of those work in restaurants rather than the corporate headquarters.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
McDonald’s cut management positions in 2018. The number of employees affected by those cuts was not reported, but the Journal noted that the company had 30,000 fewer employees in 2019 than it had in 2017.
McDonald’s joins the growing ranks of U.S. companies forced to cut staff since President Joe Biden took office just over two years ago. CONTINUE READING…