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OneCARE to cut 98 jobs in Waynesboro


A consumer packaged goods company is eliminating 98 positions at its Waynesboro, Ga., plant.

OneCARE manufactures and distributes products from brands including Clorox, Tide and Dryel. The layoffs are a result of consolidations within the company’s manufacturing operations.

Company spokeswoman Megan Licursi said the layoffs will be in three waves, beginning in late October and ending in late December.

The facility has 139 employees, reducing to 41 employees at the Waynesboro plant. The Waynesboro facility’s leading product line, lint rollers, will now be produced at OneCARE’s plant in Ludlow, Ky.

OneCARE is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., and employs 259 nationwide.

Lockheed Martin to eliminate 550 jobs

MARIETTA, GA. — Aerospace firm Lockheed Martin is cutting 550 jobs at its metro Atlanta plant as production of its C-130 aircraft slows, officials said.

The move was announced Wednesday but is already under way.

Cuts at the Marietta plant were needed because production of the latest version of the plane, the C-130J, has plunged by one-third from 2011 to 2013, Lockheed spokesman Peter Simmons said.

The company will use retirements and attrition to account for some of the job cuts, with the rest accomplished through layoffs, Simmons said.

Workers at the Marietta plant produced 36 C-130Js in 2011 to meet the U.S. government’s demand, but that number dropped to 32 this year and is set to fall to 24 per year starting in 2013.

Lockheed employs about 8,700 people in Georgia, including about 7,440 at its Marietta plant. Last spring, the plant ended production of the F-22 fighter jet.

– From staff and wire reports



Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:39

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