EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) - Layoff notices have been sent to 165 workers at the
A company representative confirmed to Eyewitness News on Fridaythat Stanley-Bostitch is eliminating it's "Nail ProductionDepartment."
The layoffs will not take place at once. A gradual reduction tothe workforce will begin in April and end in October.
Stanley-Bostitch released this prepared statement to EyewitnessNews:
"This was a very difficult decision for everyone, but theintense cost pressures associated with the nail productiondepartment were too much to overcome.
It is important to note that this is one department within thedivision that is closing, not the entire division.
This decision does not in any way reflect the caliber of ouremployees, who are world-class associates that would be a valuableasset to any employer, nor does it reflect the quality of the EastGreenwich community, which is an exceptional community in which todo business."
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