General Mills job cuts avoid Buffalo

In this photo taken June 15, 2011, Chris Sterling, with Harlan Electric, upgrades street lighting in front of the General Mills plant in Buffalo, N.Y. Cheerios, the iconic cereal from General Mills, is 70 years old this year. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Plans to cut roughly 700 employees by a large local employer will not impact Buffalo facilities.

General Mills announced that in light of sluggish sales, they’ll be forced to eliminate hundreds of full time jobs to reduce costs across the board. The positions, which will include administrative cuts, will be a costly reduction to the major food producer’s workforce.

Payments to those the company cuts will cost millions, but will save the company more in the long term.

Staff reductions will only affect General Mills’ international division.

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