Starbucks has announced a plan to slash its workforce by 2,800 jobs by the end of the year, including about 500 employees in Europe.
The company said Monday it plans to trim its workforce in the U.S. by about 200 positions, or about 10 percent of its current workforce.
Starbucks said the cuts will begin in the fall and will take effect in 2020.
The Starbucks union said the layoffs are part of a broader strategy to “shift more resources and resources to areas such as automation, digital, and customer service.”
The company’s plans to cut jobs in Europe are the latest in a string of moves by Starbucks, which has faced pressure from its European peers over labor practices.
Last month, the company said it would cut 1,200 jobs at its U.K. plant.
Starbucks also has been hit by a series of layoffs in the past year.
Earlier this year, the chain announced it would lay off 1,500 employees, or roughly 10 percent, of its workforce.
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