Staples says it has cut jobs in ‘leadership’ positions

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Staples Inc. said Thursday that it has “eliminated a number” of US jobs, most of them “leadership positions” at its Framingham headquarters, as the office supply chain continues to reinvent itself to take more of its business online.

The company did not specify when these cuts occurred or how many people had been laid off.

“We will continue to aggressively manage our expenses and evolve our organization to support our reinvention,” spokesman Mark Cautela wrote in an e-mail to the Globe, later adding: “This change represents less than 1 percent of North American and corporate functions, the majority of which are leadership positions in our home office.”

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