Layoffs on the menu at Dunkin’ corporate offices

The same week Dunkin’ Donuts announced it was scaling back its menu, the coffee giant revealed it would be shedding about 6.6 percent of its global corporate workforce.

The layoffs mean about 40 people at the corporate level are out of a job, Dunkin’ Chief Communications Officer Karen Raskopf said, adding that the total reduction would be 80 jobs, 40 of them currently unfilled.

Dunkin’s corporate offices employ about 1,200 people worldwide.

Earlier this week the company announced it was dumping “slow moving” items such as smoothies, afternoon sandwiches, and some breakfast items at stores throughout New England and New York.

“We have made changes to our organizational structure to ensure that we have the right resources behind the right initiatives to best support our franchisees and guests while driving the profitable growth of our business,” Raskopf said.

Most of the cuts came from Dunkin’s international business offices, which Raskopf said were not performing as expected, Raskopf said.

A spokeswoman would not disclose specifics on which positions were cut and where.

The reorganization also included adding a new executive-level position and promotions for some existing employees.

Employees who were laid off will receive severance and outplacement services, she said.

These are the latest among a slew of recent changes recently. Dunkin’ also took artificial dyes out of its doughnuts and experimented last year with changing its iconic name from Dunkin’ Donuts to simply Dunkin.

“We regret the necessity of eliminating positions, but we are committed to the growth of our business and we have a responsibility to ensure that our key initiatives are properly resourced, our franchisees properly supported,” Raskopf said.

Erin Tiernan may be reached at [email protected].

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By By Erin Tiernan

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