Portola Tech International will lay off about 130 employees this fall when it shifts work from a plant in Woonsocket, R.I., to a new plant in Cumberland, R.I.
A company official had previously said that all 231 employees in Woonsocket would make the move to the Cumberland plant, which is 10 miles away. But the firm corrected that information July 22.
In actuality, approximately 130 employees will not be relocated, said Jeffrey Swoyer, chief human resources officer for parent company Portola Packaging Inc.
These employees are eligible for severance benefits, outplacement support and counseling services. In addition, we will be organizing job fairs closer to the transition date, all to assist the affected employees to quickly find new opportunities.
Batavia-based Portola Packaging had announced the pending move to Cumberland on July 15.
Woonsocket-based Portola Tech makes injection and compression molded specialized closures and containers for cosmetics and personal-care uses.
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