Thursday, September 6, 2007

Colgate cuts another 49 works prior to closing

The layoffs continue at the Colgate plant in Clarksville, which will close down early next year. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:

The Colgate-Palmolive Co. will eliminate 49 jobs at its Clarksville plant Oct. 26.

The move, the company said in a letter to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, is another step in its phased shutdown of the toothpaste plant. The company employed 460 workers when plans were announced for the closure in 2006.

Currently, about 200 people work at the plant, said Juanita Sneed, president of Local 15 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Production is still expected to end in December. A small group of employees will be retained for a cleanup and final shutdown by April, she said.

No comments: