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Layoffs at Berry Plastics Corp. in Easthampton

Easthampton, Mass. (WGGB) — Over two dozen employees from Berry Plastics Corporation in Easthampton are being laid-off because the company no longer has the hours for them to work.

Berry Plastics made the announcement today saying 26 employees would be losing their jobs.

“Due to the recent streamlining of manufacturing processes, coupled with soft consumer demand, Berry Plastics Corporation is reducing its hourly workforce,” explains Eva Schmitz, spokesperson for Berry Plastics Corporation.

The company which produces extruded tubes for a variety of markets employs about 350 people and is part of the Company’s Rigid Closed Top Division.

Schmitz adds that they will work diligently to assist those interested in securing employment at other Berry Plastics plants or within the local labor market.

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  • paulb62

    Why don’t they offer early out to employees near retirement age instead of laying off people who most likely will not be able to find a new job. Which then will make them lose their home or apartment and or car, plus medical insurance. What is wrong with this company.

  • toner

    When one door closes another one door opens

    Toner Plastics, Inc Agawam, MA extrusion company has opening for the following 4 positions:

    Clerical
    Shipping/Receiving
    Extrusion Operator
    Operations Manager

    Please send resumes to jc@tonerplastics.com