Burt’s Bees to eliminate 70 jobs in the Triangle

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Burt’s Bees Manufacturing Co. filed Monday a WARN Act notice with the N.C. Commerce Department, saying it will eliminate 70 jobs in the Triangle as part of its recent merger with The Clorox Co., The Winston-Salem Journal reports.

The company makes natural skin-care and personal-care products in Durham and Morrisville.

A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice typically is required if a company is conducting a mass job cut – defined as more than 50 employees – involving the closing of a plant or operation within a 60-day period.

According to the Journal, the company said the job cuts will begin Aug. 2 and will be staggered through Oct. 31.

It said 64 production, three finance and three marketing jobs are being cut, including 53 production workers at its plant at 900 Aviation Parkway in Morrisville, two production workers at its facility at 701 Distribution Drive in Morrisville and 15 nonproduction workers at its 210 Pettigrew St. facility in Durham.

Burt’s Bees said it has been notified by Exel Logistics Co., its third-party distribution provider, that it may make job offers to many of the affected Burt’s Bees employees, potentially as early as this month.

Read more at The Winston-Salem Journal