Kellogg cutting 250 jobs, mostly in Battle Creek

This Feb. 1, 2012 photo shows Kellogg's cereal products, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kellogg Company says it’s eliminating hundreds of jobs in North America, primarily at its headquarters in Battle Creek.

The company announced the cuts Wednesday as part of a restructuring plan it dubbed “Project K.”  A Kellogg spokesperson said the majority of the 250 job cuts will happen in Battle Creek. Most affected employees will leave on Jan. 27.

A company spokesperson said employees who lose their jobs will be offered severance benefits and resources to find another job.

In a statement issued to 24 Hour News 8, Kellogg said the changes are part of a four-year plan to “fuel growth through greater efficiency and effectiveness.” Project K will focus on eliminating duplicated work across the company’s global, regional and business levels; cutting out work that “doesn’t drive the highest returns;” and shrinking organizational layers.