McDonald’s may shift some jobs to India in cost-cutting move
A report in the New York Post said McDonald's is shedding jobs as part of a $500 million cost reduction spearheaded by Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook.
"McDonald's is also moving some functions to India in what could be a larger controversial push toward outsourcing," it quoted sources familiar with the company s plans as saying. A regional office in Columbus, Ohio is among the first casualties of the cost-cutting.
McDonald's described the facility's closing as part of "plans to permanently restructure its operations and eliminate a number of roles," in a May 13 letter the company sent to city officials.The layoffs will begin in July and end by December, it said. The 70 workers at that facility provide support services to restaurants, including accounting functions, which may be moving to an Indian firm, say the sources.
"As part of our announced efforts to deliver $500 million in savings by the end of 2017, we are restructuring many aspects of our business, including an accounting function," company spokeswoman Terri Hickey said.