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Lower Hutt: More redundancies hit Hutt Valley

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Announced late today two Lower Hutt firms, laundry powder manufacturer Unilever will make 33 people redundant, while furniture maker Formway will shed 50 staff.

Formway chief executive Alan Buckner says the company, which opened in the 1950s, and recently won design award has decided to outsource its manufacturing and focus on design, sales and marketing.

Formway hopes 15 to 20 people will be offered jobs with the company it is outsourcing to but does see overall job losses.


Written by HuttNZ

July 29, 2009 at 9:03 am

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  1. […] Unilever, which makes Persil and Surf, has made 50 workers redundant. This number was higher than reported last week, the increase comes from people in suport roles within the […]

  2. […] that is the Hutt Valley. Recent examples in the Hutt have been more about manufactors with Unilever, Formway  and Mountain Buggy making approximately 120 people between the three companies redundant earlier […]

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