Nestlé has announced that it will cut approximately 380 jobs in Germany by closing two locations and cutting positions at two others, according to a report from Reuters.
Nestlé had previously announced that it planned to close its Caro production facility in Ludwigsburg earlier this year, at the cost of approximately 100 jobs. The company has now confirmed this, as well as the closure of a laboratory in Weiding, Bavaria, where 85 positions are being cut.
An additional 106 jobs will be cut at an infant nutrition plant in Biessenhofen, Bavaria, while an additional 95 positions will be cut at a Maggi plant in Luedinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia.
According to the report, Nestlé made the cuts in response to lower demand for certain products, and as a result of production shifts to other facilities, illustrated by the fact that production of Caro will be moved from the site in Ludwigsburg to a production site in Portugal.
The announcement was made after Nestlé agreed a deal with German unions on packages offered to employees who are losing their positions.
In a statement supplied to Reuters, Nestlé said: “This gives us a reliable framework with which to set up our industrial structures in a very dynamic and rapidly changing environment.”
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