Vidalia Fruit of the Loom to cut workforce in half - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Vidalia Fruit of the Loom to cut workforce in half

Posted: Updated:

VIDALIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Layoffs to come at Vidalia Fruit of the Loom distribution center.

Layoffs are coming to one Vidalia company. Fruit of the Loom will cut its workforce in half at its distribution center there starting on March 10, 2014. Martin Mills, a subsidiary of the Kentucky-based company said it will lay off nearly 150 workers. The center currently employees 260 people and is also the largest employer for the city.

In a release on Jan. 7, Martin Mills said employees have been given a notice of the downsizing. The company said it will offer various employment services with the assistance of the State's Dislocated Worker Unit.

Senior Vice President of Distribution, Bill Tucker said in a press statement, "This decision is in no way a reflection on  the efforts of our employees. We thank all our dedicated employees for their service and encourage other area employers to give these excellent workers ever consideration for employment opportunities."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Metro Division conducts anti-prostitution operation

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:38:27 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - On July 17, 2014, the Metro Division of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an operation targeting prostitution in the Alexandria area.The operation focused on internet solicitation for prostitutes at local hotels. More >>
  • Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Police: Baton Rouge asst. principal arrested

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:42:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge authorities say an assistant principal at Southeast Middle School has been arrested after admitting to investigators he sent nude pictures to a 15-year-old girl one night while he was drunk.More >>
  • Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Woman accused of battering mayor prepares to head to court

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:41:19 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- An Alexandria woman is pleading for the city to drop a "simple battery" charge against her stemming from an incident at a city council meeting more than a year ago.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.