Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Procter & Gamble Plant to Hire 900 Employees by 2020

John Luschen John Luschen
Nellie Chapman | 08 February, 2018, 05:44

(PG) will cut hundreds of factory jobs in Kansas City and Iowa City and move work to a plant being built in West Virginia, according to reports.

Our Hair Care (shampoo and conditioner) and Personal Cleansing (body wash) businesses will transfer from our site in Iowa City, Iowa to our new facility at Tabler Station, West Virginia.

Since construction began in 2015 for West Virginia's Procter and Gamble plant, the organization estimated a need for 700 full-time employees to be hired by 2019.

PG also will move chemicals production from its plant in Kansas City, Kan., which employs 280 workers, to a chemicals plant near its Cincinnati headquarters. The company has closed several plants in the last six years as it shifts to fewer, larger factories and production plants.

Procter and Gamble said they will negotiate with the local labor union regarding support to help employees transition to opportunities, whether that be transfers to other P&G sites or beyond P&G. Procter & Gamble employs almost 100,000 employees at 110 plants worldwide. Oral care products made in Iowa City are not a part of the shifts.

The West Virginia plant will add 200 jobs with the transfer.

Researchers with the Mid-America Regional Council found that the Kansas City metro has added 5,000 manufacturing jobs over the last five years, averaging about 1,000 jobs per year.