McDonald’s has announced job cuts in a massive reorganization effort that will make many staff members depart.
The fast-food chain’s CEO Chris Kempczinski stated that the fast-food giant is tackling the existing “outdated and self-limiting” structure that is hampering the growth and expansion of the brand.
“We are trying to solve the same problems multiple times, aren't always sharing ideas,” he said.
Kempczinski sent out a letter to McDonald’s employees from across the globe, announcing that the corporate staffing levels are under scrutiny until April.
"There will be difficult discussions and decisions ahead," stated in the memo.
McDonald’s counts over 200,000 people in corporate roles alone, most of whom are located outside the U.S. About three-quarters of people working in corporate are not based in America.
Following the most recent announcement, McDonald’s CEO stated that certain projects would be put on hold immediately, and some stopped entirely.
“This will help us move faster as an organization while reducing our global costs and freeing up resources to invest in our growth,” he wrote in the letter to staff, which was shared with investors.
It is currently unknown which jobs will be affected the most; otherwise, the corporate is getting hit the hardest. There’s also no information as to which projects are getting the axe.
“Some jobs that are existing today are either going to get moved, or those jobs may go away,” Kempczinski said in an interview with Wall Street Journal.
Kempczinski said the company aims to open more restaurants “to fully capture the increased demand we've driven over the past few years.”
The company expects more people to want the regular dining experience following the pandemic, despite online ordering and home deliveries being major revenue drivers during the lockdowns.