Even before the Kraft Foods Group merged with the H.J. Heinz Co. last summer, Kraft was shifting some services — and jobs — to a third-party operator.
That process continued under new management and will eliminate about 40 jobs at the new Kraft Heinz Co.'s Pittsburgh operation in June, according to a company spokesman.
"Over two years ago, Kraft began moving shared services jobs in accounts payable and other customer service functions to a third-party partner with roles based in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., or India," said Michael Mullen, senior vice president, corporate and government affairs, in response to a query about the shift.
Mullen said Kraft Heinz...