Krispy Kreme To Lay Off 90 Workers As Part Of Transition

Krispy Kreme To Lay Off 90 Workers As Part Of Transition

7:39pm Dec 06, 2017
A North Carolina Krispy Kreme store. AP Photo/Chuck Burton, file

A landmark Winston-Salem company is laying off part of its workforce.  

The doughnut maker filed notice with the Winston-Salem mayor’s office and the state Commerce Department saying at least 90 employees are being laid off.

The move comes at a time when the company is eying a bigger presence in Charlotte, but hasn’t yet given any specifics.

Krispy Kreme has 150 employees at its current headquarters and more than 500 employees overall. The company said in a statement that it will keep its global headquarters, a production plant and an equipment production facility in Winston-Salem.

According to filings with the city and state, it will take until July for Krispy Kreme to complete the elimination of administrative support jobs.

JAB Beech, a German investment firm, bought Krispy Kreme last year.


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