Ben & Jerry's to cut jobs at Waterbury, Vt., plant
WATERBURY, Vt. -- Ben & Jerry's is cutting about two dozen jobs at its Waterbury plant as part of a restructuring of its Vermont ice cream making operations.
But the people in those jobs have the option to transfer to a St. Albans plant.
Chief executive Jostein Solheim said today that the company has to reduce the number of staff in Waterbury to stay efficient.
The company wants to maximize the potential of the two sites, with the newer, faster, and more efficient plant in St. Albans taking over producing simpler flavors and the smaller plant in Waterbury focusing on the more complex ones.
Ben & Jerry's employs just under 500 people in Vermont, including 120 in manufacturing in Waterbury and 240 in St. Albans.
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