West News Wire: The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the burger chain McDonald’s Corp. is temporarily closing its U.S. offices this week as it gets ready to tell corporate staff about its layoffs as part of a larger company restructuring.
According to the story, McDonald’s requested that some U.S. workers and some international staff members work from home on Monday through Wednesday so that it could conduct virtual staffing decisions. How many workers will be let go is unknown.
The Chicago-based business stated in the message seen by the Journal that “during the week of April 3, we will communicate key decisions related to roles and staffing levels across the organization.”
McDonald’s also asked employees to cancel all in-person meetings with vendors and other outside parties at its headquarters, the report added.
McDonald’s did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for a comment.
The fast-food chain said in January that it would review corporate staffing levels as part of an updated business strategy, which could lead to layoffs in some areas and expansion in others.
McDonald’s is expected to begin announcing key decisions by Monday.