Westchester County will bear more than its share of PepsiCo’s latest cost-savings measures.
While the Purchase-based global food and beverage giant trims 2 percent of its employees around the nation, the local workforce — about 3,000 people in the county — will be cut by almost 5 percent, a company spokesman said.
PepsiCo expects to cut 145 positions at its Westchester sites: 80 at the corporate headquarters in Purchase; 50 at the bottling center in Somers; and 15 at the research and development center in Valhalla.
“Those are very difficult decisions to make and we’ve tried to be as supportive as possible by providing outplacement support services, severance benefits and other resources,” spokesman Jeff Dahncke said. “We continue to employ close to 3,000 people in the county.”…