Heinz considers up to 250 job cuts in UK and Ireland
News follows decision to lay off 600 workers in the US
There were fears for jobs at HJ Heinz’s Irish operations as the company announced it was considering up to 248 job cuts across the UK and Ireland. Photograph: Kevin Lorenzi/Bloomberg
The company, which was taken private this year by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Jorge Paulo Lemann’s 3G Capital, employs about 2,500 people across the UK and Ireland, with about 270 staff at its factory in Dundalk, Co Louth.
“Heinz continues to examine every aspect of our business globally to ensure we are operating as efficiently and effectively as possible in order to reach our growth goals,” Michael Mullen, a spokesman for Pittsburgh-based Heinz said in a statement.
Proposals “may result in the elimination of 248 office positions across the UK and Ireland”, Mr Mullen said.
Earlier this month, Heinz cut 600 jobs at its US operations, as it began to slim down its operations. (Additional reporting -Bloomberg)