Food maker eliminating 250 jobs


Kellogg Company is based in downtown Battle Creek. Photo via

A food maker in the region has announced that it will eliminate 250 jobs.

Kellogg Company said today the jobs are in North America, primarily at its Battle Creek headquarters.

The changes are taking place across most functions in the organization.

Kellogg is offering impacted employees severance benefits and outplacement services.

Project K

The company said the changes to its North American business are part of Project K, “a four-year global effort to fuel growth through greater efficiency and effectiveness.”

Project K was first announced by the company in November 2013, with workforce reductions planned to take place by the end of 2017, along with plant consolidations and other cost-cutting measures.

At that time, Kellogg said it intended to trim its global workforce by 7 percent due to weaker-than-expected sales during that year.

Kellogg said today the changes undertaken have focused on several key goals: eliminating work that doesn’t drive the highest returns; driving speed and agility across the organization by removing duplication of work between global, regional and business unit teams in North America; and creating a more focused, efficient organization by increasing spans of control and decreasing organizational layers.

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