The Swiss food giant earlier this year planned to eliminate up to 500 positions and only keep 100 as it shifts its work to countries including Spain, Portugal and Italy.
It said these adjustments will allow its IT department to facilitate the transition to the new operating model and to better support the needs of the company in the longer term.
“[We] understand this is a difficult time for our employees and are fully committed to mitigate the social impact of the re-organization, which will now be implemented,” said Nestlé.
“The company and the employee representatives are currently negotiating a social plan. Nestlé will endeavor to mitigate redundancies through early retirements and outplacement support.”
Nestlé said all Swiss-based IT employees will have the chance to apply for the more than 200 open positions within its hubs in Barcelona and Milan.
Beginning in September 2018, “Nestlé will also start holding networking events with other companies to support its employees in finding new employment opportunities,” said the company.