Just Eat Takeaway to reorganise in Britain, cut 170 jobs globally

The app for Just Eat is displayed on a smartphone in this posed picture in London, Britain, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

AMSTERDAM, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Online meal ordering and delivery company Just Eat Takeaway NV (TKWY.AS) on Thursday announced a reorganisation of its customer service operations, which a spokesperson said could lead to 170 job losses globally.

The company said in a statement it would close a customer service centre in Borehamwood, England and employees would be offered a chance to work instead in Sunderland, some 300 miles (480 km) to the north.

"We are grateful to all our staff in Borehamwood ... and we are committed to fully supporting all affected staff."

The news was first reported by Dutch newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, citing an internal company memo.

The reorganisation was essential and would help the company "on the way to profitability", the paper cited the memo as saying.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Jon Boyle, Kirsten Donovan

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