Coffee giant Starbucks is closing its Amsterdam regional support centre with the loss of 186 jobs in the Netherlands, the company confirmed to DutchNews.nl on Thursday.
All staff affected by the closure will be invited to apply for open positions at the London headquarters, the company said.
The Amsterdam office focuses on marketing, logistics and other support services, work which is now being transferred to the company’s European headquarters in London. Starbucks moved its European headquarters from Amsterdam to the British capital in 2014.
The coffee roasting operation which Starbucks opened in 2002 will continue to operate, the company said, and will absorb four of the regional centre jobs. The roaster, with a staff of around 80, supplies Starbucks cafes and other outlets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The company said it will now fully licence Starbucks operations in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg to its longstanding strategic partner Alsea.
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