Starbucks cuts 600 jobs

SEATTLE Starbucks Corp. is eliminating 600 jobs as part of a reorganization, the next step in what the coffee chain has described as a year of transformation.

Chairman and chief executive Howard Schultz, who earlier this year pledged to rid the company of bureaucracy, said 220 employees have already left the company. All of the eliminated positions were in the United States, and one-third of the posts were reportedly in the company’s Seattle headquarters. The

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