Whole Foods is cutting hundreds of employees at the company’s offices, which could include those at its Austin headquarters.
In a memo sent to employees Thursday, Whole Foods announced it would lay off several hundred workers. The company, which was founded in Austin, Texas, is now owned by Amazon, which has backed away Tens of thousands of jobs in recent weeks.
The decision will affect employees in global support teams and employees who manage the grocery chain’s regional operations. It was made forSimplify more Our operations, make operations easier, and improve how we support our stores. “
Although no details have been released regarding the jobs that will be lost, it is likely that some of them will be in Austin. Although owned by Amazon, Whole Foods maintains a corporate headquarters at 550 Bowie St in Austin above the flagship store at 525 N. Lamar Blvd.
The company says no employees who work in stores or distribution will lose their positions.
“We are developing Our operating structure and making adjustments to some corporate teams, so that we can better support our stores as the Whole Foods market continues to grow and expand to serve more customers… I want to reiterate that we are not cutting out any positions in store or distribution team members at the distribution center level “These changes are limited in scope to corporate roles,” a Whole Foods spokesperson said
In better news for Whole Foods, the company is still on its way to opening Fifty new stores over the next few years.
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