CHICAGO (AP) _ Mondelez International plans to cut several hundred jobs at a Chicago bakery that makes Chips Ahoy and Oreo cookies and other snack foods.
The Deerfield, Illinois-based company said Friday it will close 16 manufacturing lines at the bakery, which also makes brands such as Nutter Butter, Honey Maid, belVita, and Ritz crackers.
The total number of layoffs at the plant will depend on a decision about where to locate four new manufacturing lines.
Spokeswoman Laurie Guzzinati says that if that production is added at the Chicago site, 300 jobs would be cut. If those lines are instead installed at a new plant in Salinas, Mexico, 600 jobs will be lost in Chicago.
About 1,200 people work at the Chicago plant, the company’s largest U.S. bakery.