Kraft Foods To Cut Up To 1,600 Jobs In U.S. And Canada

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NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. plans to cut 1,600 positions in North America as it prepares to split its business in two.

The Northfield, Ill.-based food company said Tuesday that it plans to eliminate the positions throughout the U.S. and Canada during the coming year. The cuts will be made among its sales, corporate and other business units. About 20 percent of the job eliminations are currently open positions.