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Wrigley to lay off 383 workers due to Toronto plant closure


February 3, 2015
By Alyssa Dalton


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Feb. 3, 2015 – The Canadian Press is reporting that Wrigley Canada will close its Toronto, Ont., gum factory in March 2016, putting 383 people out of work.

Those affected will be offered severance package, career transition support and paid time to attend other job interviews and counselling, noted the company.

Production from the Toronto plant will be shifted to its facility in Gainesville, Ga.

According to The Canadian Press, Wrigley says the closure is due to declining gum sales over the past few years.

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The Canadian head office, which employs 1,200 people, will remain in Toronto.

— With files from The Canadian Press