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Nestlé to cut up to 500 positions in Switzerland, outsource IT jobs to Spain

Nestlé's headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland

VEVEY, Switzerland — Nestlé will be outsourcing the IT jobs to Spain, according to a press release published on the company’s website.

“We understand that this a difficult time for our employees,” said Peter Vogt, head of Nestlé’s Human Resources.

Nestlé’s coffee unit, Nespresso, is also moving Swiss jobs to Spain and Portugal. This move will impact an additional 80 employees, although the people affected by this reorganisation will be offered jobs in the new locations.

The company also intends to create a center of excellence for boutique operations in Italy.

The cuts will be implemented over the next 18 months. “Nestlé remains fully committed to its home base in Switzerland. The relationship between Nestlé and Switzerland is mutually beneficial,” Vogt said.