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Bud Light parent company fires hundreds of workers amid months-long boycott

A beer being poured. (Unsplash)
July 27, 2023

In the midst of an ongoing boycott that continues to gut Bud Light sales, Anheuser-Busch InBev recently laid off hundreds of employees at its U.S. offices.

The massive beer company said the layoffs would impact less than 2% of it’s 18,000 person workforce in the United States. The company noted the cuts will not impact brewery and warehouse staff.

“While we never take these decisions lightly, we want to ensure that our organization continues to be set for future long-term success,” Anheuser-Busch Chief Executive Brendan Whitworth said in a statement, according to the Wall Street Journal. “These corporate structure changes will enable our teams to focus on what we do best—brewing great beer for everyone.”

Corporate and marketing positions were slashed at offices in St. Louis, New York and Los Angeles.

Michael Seifert, CEO & Founder of PublicSq. – an app that connects consumers to patriotic businesses – reached out to Bud Light employees who were impacted by the cuts.

“Bud Light parent company Anheuser-Busch announced yesterday that they are laying off 350 employees. Losing a job is never easy and it’s unfortunate their company decided to prioritize woke ideology over doing what was best for the brand. So we want to help. If any laid off Bud Light employee reaches out to @officialpsq or @RedBalloonWork, we will help you find a new job in our network of non-woke businesses,” Seifert tweeted.

A conservative boycott of the popular beer company was launched in April, after Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender activist, posted a photo with a personalized beer can that revealed a partnership between Bud Light and the transgender influencer.

According to Fox Business added that Anheuser-Busch has lost roughly $35 billion since the end of March.

“We recognize that over the last two months, the discussion surrounding our company and Bud Light has moved away from beer, and this has impacted our consumers, our business partners, and our employees,” Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth recently said. “We are a beer company, and beer is for everyone.”