Tim Hortons says 350 laid off this week

Tim Hortons says about 350 employees lost their jobs this week in layoffs across its organization, focused mainly at its headquarters and regional offices.
Tim Hortons says 350 people were laid off this week at its headquarters and regional offices. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Tim Hortons says about 350 employees lost their jobs this week in layoffs across its organization, focused mainly at its headquarters and regional offices.

A spokeswoman for the company, which merged with Burger King under the name Restaurant Brands International, says all affected employees have been notified and the layoffs fell within commitments made to Industry Canada.

Before it approved the $12.5-billion merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons, the federal government insisted that layoffs at company headquarters not exceed 20 per cent of employees.

Tim Hortons had previously refused to say how many people were affected by the layoffs.

The company has a total of 2,300 employees at its headquarters, regional offices and distribution centres across the country.

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