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Hersheys to reduce global workforce by 15 percent

FILE PHOTO - A woman shops inside the Hershey Store in New York June 17, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

(Reuters) - Hershey Co (HSY.N), maker of Hershey's Kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, said will make certain changes to its operations, resulting in a 15 percent reduction of its global workforce.

As of December 31, 2016, the company had about 16,300 full-time and 1,680 part-time employees worldwide.

(Reporting by Vishaka George in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)