EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - Fourteen workers have been cut from the payrolls at Hasbro in East Longmeadow.
On June 8th, the toy manufacturer cut 14 jobs at its East Longmeadow plant. Hasbro's Vice President of Communications Gary Serby told 22News these jobs were office-based non-union positions.
He said the affected workers were told about the cuts at the beginning of June. Serby said they will be receiving severance packages.
In March, Hasbro announced it was cutting 170 jobs in its operations in the US and Canada.
Statement from HASBRO Inc.:
Hasbro earlier this month notified 14 office-based (non-union) employees that their jobs were being eliminated as of June 8. These difficult but necessary moves correspond with the manufacturing facility's current level of operations, which has been operating very efficiently with a manufacturing and distribution workforce of approximately 330 union employees. All 14 employees impacted will receive severance.
Over the past several years, the Company has invested approximately $25 million into the East Longmeadow facility in order to improve productivity. The long-term goal of this investment is to help ensure that the facility remains competitive and responsive to customer demands for our gaming products.