Hallmark to cut 400 jobs as part of ‘transformation’


National News

January 10, 2020 - 10:27 AM

Hallmark will eliminate 325 positions in Kansas City, company officials said.

KANSAS CITY — Hallmark Cards Inc. will reduce its global workforce by some 400 people — most of them in Kansas City — as it undergoes a wider “transformation,” executives announced Monday.

The company will eliminate 325 positions in Kansas City, officials said. Hallmark will offer buyouts and lay off workers to reduce its workforce by a total of 400. Affected employees will receive severance pay and transition assistance.

In a prepared statement, Hallmark President and CEO Mike Perry said the company must continually evolve and transform to respond to rapidly changing retail dynamics and customer preferences.

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