Plastics products maker Berry Global Group Inc. has eliminated about 100 "indirect labor positions," the company confirmed Oct. 12.
"Berry Global employs approximately 47,000 team members across its 300 manufacturing facilities," Berry said in a statement. "The company staffs its operations so as to safely produce quality products to fulfill the dynamic needs of our broad customer base. As such, the company continually reviews and adjusts its staffing levels accordingly."
"Across the company's operations, cost reductions resulted in the elimination of approximately 100 indirect labor positions," the statement reads.
Indirect labor positions are "positions that are not directly involved in the active conversion of materials into finished products. Indirect may also refer to administrative positions," Berry said.
The company declined to comment on the timing of the "recent elimination" of the jobs.
Evansville, Ind.-based Berry posted $13.9 billion in annual sales during its last fiscal year ended Oct. 2, 2021. The company has grown significantly in the number of employees, locations and revenue in recent years, thanks in part to acquisitions. Full results have yet to be released for the latest fiscal year. The company makes packaging and engineered products from plastics.