More Layoffs at McDonald’s Headquarters

CHICAGO (Chicago Tribune/TNS) -

McDonald’s, which last month jarred investors by reporting drops in annual profits, revenues and restaurant customers, said it’s laying off 57 more workers at its suburban Chicago headquarters, only a month after plans to cut 63 jobs there were announced.

The disclosure by the fast-food chain came in a newly released batch of mass-layoff notices filed with the state of Illinois.

“At McDonald’s, we are moving with a sense of urgency to improve our performance and enhance our customer focus,” spokeswoman Lisa McComb said Friday morning. “This includes a hard and thoughtful review of our current organizational structure in the U.S., adjusting how we invest our time and resources, and eliminating some roles while adding or changing others.” The company also announced last month that it was replacing its chief executive.

She said affected workers will have the opportunity to apply for other jobs, and, if they don’t get one, will receive severance packages.