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Tim Hortons cuts 350 jobs across Canada

January 29, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons, which recently merged with Burger King, says about 350 employees lost their jobs this week in layoffs across its organization.

A Tim Hortons spokeswoman said Thursday that most of those who were let go worked mainly at its headquarters and regional offices. She says the layoffs remain within commitments made to Industry Canada to maintain certain job levels in Canada.

Tim Hortons merged with Burger King under the name Restaurant Brands International late last year.

The Canadian government’s stipulations on the merger required Tim Hortons to maintain staff levels at its franchised restaurants for five years. Employees at its offices were not protected under that agreement.

The company has a total of 2,300 employees across Canada.

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