SEATTLE The ax fell at Starbucks Corp. on Wednesday as nearly 2,000 employees, including 870 assistant store managers, were notified of job cuts that officials last month announced were coming as part of continuing efforts to cut costs and ensure the long-term health of the 16,000-unit chain. On Wednesday, the job cuts included 500 non-store employees in the United States and Canada, including about 300 from the chain’s support center in Seattle. An additional 100 nonstore positions ...

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