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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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