McDonald’s Temporarily Closes U.S. Offices as It Prepares for Layoffs

Fast-food megacorporation McDonald’s has temporarily closed its US offices in preparation for a wave of layoffs as part of a restructuring plan.

Last week, the company sent an internal email to its U.S. employees and some overseas, asking them to work from home Monday through Wednesday as they are effectively laying off. The company did not disclose how many employees will receive pink slips.

“The week of April 3rd, we will be announcing important decisions regarding roles and staffing across the organization,” the company said in an email. obtained by wall street journal (WSJMore).

The company said in an email that it will likely be a busy week with travel due to Spring Break and Easter, effectively making the decision to lay off workers.

“We want to ensure the comfort and confidentiality of our employees during the notice period,” the company said.

The wave of layoffs came after McDonald’s chief executive Chris Kempzynski said in an interview in January this year that the company would make “difficult” decisions to reorganize its corporate staff.

“Some jobs that exist today could be moved or they could disappear,” Kempczinski said.

The company employs about 150,000 people worldwide between its restaurants and corporate operations, according to the company. WSJMoreMcDonald’s isn’t the only company to lay off workers this year.

“Companies that transcend industries reduce People amid concerns about a slowing economy. The layoffs that started last year in the tech sector have spread to retailers and manufacturers as well. Last month, Inc. Said it was Exclude An additional 9,000 jobs will be created following previously announced layoffs. WSJMore.

Last December, McDonald’s launched its first fully automated restaurant operated by robots in Fort Worth, Texas, as a test of future stores. The restaurant reportedly requires no human contact to order and pick up food in the dining room and drive-thru. Lane,” said it will be a place for customers who need to eat on the go. The new location is part of the company’s “Accelerating the Arches” program to improve the customer experience.

“When you walk into the test restaurant concept, you realize it’s considerably smaller than a traditional McDonald’s restaurant in the US. Why? It’s aimed at customers who are in the business,” McDonald’s said. Said statement at the time.

“We have a delivery pickup room inside the restaurant for couriers to pick up orders quickly and conveniently. We also have a kiosk where customers can order on the go, as well as a pick-up shelf for their orders,” he added. “Outside the restaurant, there are designated parking spaces for curbside order pickup and designated parking spaces for delivery drivers.”

Franchisee Keith Vanek, who runs the test restaurant, said, Said Newsweek This technology allows restaurant teams to focus more on speed and accuracy.

“This restaurant’s technology not only enables us to serve our customers in new and innovative ways, but it also allows our restaurant teams to focus more on the speed and accuracy of their orders, making it easier for everyone. It provides a more enjoyable experience,” he said.

“We are extremely proud that this new restaurant concept will serve our customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.”

As Breitbart News reported last week, Disney has begun layoffs focused on TV production and acquisitions. CEO Bob Iger has publicly said he plans to lay off about 7,000 employees to save about $5.5 billion on the eve of the recession.

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