Jobs going in a puff of steam:
Starbucks will cut 6,000 positions as it closes 300 stores worldwide over the next eight months and will eliminate about 700 non-store workers by mid-February as it cuts costs to stem its eroding profits.
The immediate layoffs include about 350 employees at its Seattle headquarters, about 11 percent of the 3,200 people who work there. The 300 store closures will include 200 U.S. shops.
Yet another blow to the Northwest. It’s too bad, I always liked Starbucks. You may now have to cross the street to get to one up there in Seattle, however.