Netherlands -Production transfer of cigarette factory -April 04, 2013

Tobacco firm Philip Morris is closing its factory in Bergen op Zoom, the largest production facility world-wide, on 1 October 2014.

Tobacco firm Philip Morris is closing its factory in Bergen op Zoom, the largest production facility world-wide, on 1 October 2014. The workers at the cigarette factory were summoned to hear a 'business update' that announced the loss of 1,230 jobs, about 90% of the total workforce there. Some 130 jobs will remain in marketing and sales. Production is being transferred to Greece and Portugal, among other locations. The company has been a major employer in the southern town since 1980. The authorities expect a total loss of some 3000 jobs, including supplying services.

English: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/04/philip_morris_closure ...  

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles ...  

 

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