PITTSBURGH — Food company H.J. Heinz Co. is eliminating 600 jobs across the United States and in Canada, including 350 in Pittsburgh, nearly a third of its operation there, it said Tuesday.
The company was sold in June and the layoffs were the result of a review of operations, spokesman Michael Mullen said. They’re intended to enable faster decision-making, increased accountability, and accelerated growth, he said.
Mullen said that as part of the transition to a private company, the Heinz leadership ‘‘examined every piece of our business to better position Heinz in a very competitive global market’’ and that review ‘‘resulted in a number of difficult but necessary organizational changes.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.