DEVELOPING: Maryville plant announces planned layoff of 200 employees

Maryville, Blount County (WVLT) - All employees of the Newell Rubbermaid plant in Maryville were called in this morning for a meeting where company officials announced they plan to eliminate 200 jobs.

The company currently employs 600 workers, only 400 of those jobs will remain.

The company says the layoffs won't happen until the first of September, however, they are already providing retraining and job placement assistance to employees.

In a statement released by the company, officials say they are shifting the jobs to other plants in Texas and Ohio to reduce cost and improve efficiency.

In a statement released by the company, officials say "This was a complicated decision for us to make and it is no reflection on the highly valued work performed by our many associates."

All employees were given the day off with pay after the meeting was over.

Stay tuned to Volunteer TV and volunteertv.com for updates on this developing story.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 17457504 - local8now.com/a?a=17457504
Gray Television, Inc.