Kellogg’s Company Proposing Battle Creek Layoffs

Job cuts are coming to a southern Michigan food giant. Kellogg Company is proposing changes in Battle Creek that will eliminate over 220 full-time and salaried jobs. The plan is to idle two existing lines at the plant, cease warehouse operations and transition distribution to a direct-ship model similar to the system adopted by other Kellogg facilities across the country. Layoffs are not finalized at this stage. Kellogg will discuss the plan with the union in a process they say will take about two months. If the cereal-maker follows through, changes would first be seen in early 2018 and completed by the end of the year. Kellogg said it would cut 250 jobs at the company headquarters and close 39 distribution centers earlier this year.