PITTSBURGH — Heinz is planning to eliminate 600 office jobs in the U.S. and Canada, according to various reports.
The company has made a decision to eliminate jobs as a result of the review of operations following its sale in June to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital for $23.3 billion U.S.
“Unfortunately this comprehensive process has resulted in the reduction of office positions in the U.S and Canada. Out of respect for impacted employees, we intend to speak with each of them before making details available publicly,” Joan Patterson, a Heinz Canada spokeswoman was quoted as saying by Ontario’s Windsor Star.
According to CBC News, 750 jobs will be eliminated in Pittsburg, but it’s unclear which Canadian operations will be affected. Canada has a plant in Leamington and an office in North York.