Fifty-eight employees of Amcor Rigid Packaging USA will lose their jobs starting in December as the company closes its Chatsworth plant.
An additional 10 temporary employees will also be let go, according to a notice sent by Amcor Rigid Packaging, a division of parent company Amcor plc, to the California Employment Development Department.
Kristin Kelley, a spokesperson for Amcor Rigid Packaging, in Ann Arbor, Mich., said the division has two plants in the Los Angeles area, in Chatsworth and Chino, and that both were not needed to meet demand.
“After extensive analysis, we made the difficult decision to cease production at Chatsworth and consolidate most of the production into the Chino facility,” Kelley wrote in an email to the Business Journal.
The Chatsworth plant at 9541 Mason Ave. produces home and personal care items such as shampoo and conditioner containers, hand soap containers, carpet care containers and over-the-counter medicine containers.
The layoffs will begin on Dec. 20 and last until March 27. Among the employees being eliminated are 28 packers, seven blenders and eight in quality control.
“Chatsworth employees are encouraged to apply for open roles at Chino or any other Amcor facility and to date, several have accepted roles at Chino,” Kelley wrote in her email. “Impacted employees who do not stay with Amcor will receive severance and outplacement services at the time of separation.”