Milford-based Subway to lay off 300 employees

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Milford-based Subway will cut 300 jobs at its global headquarters, the company announced. 

Subway says the decision was made to eliminate the jobs in order to deliver on a strategy based on great service, support for franchise owners and to strengthen their overall business performance.

A Subway spokesperson released a statement about the layoffs saying, “A reduction in workforce is never an easy decision but streamlining and simplifying our business with a smaller and nimbler workforce will help us react quickly to the changing needs of the business. Every Subway restaurant is locally owned and operated. We must do what we can to fully support our owners and our guests in every neighborhood in which we do business. Our focus remains on ensuring Subway guests get great service and value at every restaurant they visit, our franchise owners get the full support and tools they need to help them grow and be successful and that we strengthen our overall business performance. In order to deliver on that strategy, a difficult decision was made to eliminate approximately 300 positions at our Global HQ in Milford, Connecticut.”

Subway enjoyed a period of incredible growth since 2001, but has seen more than 2,000 shops close in just the past two years.

Subway's first store was opened in Bridgeport in 1965. 

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