Vera Bradley announcing 150 local jobs are being eliminated. The company is reducing the workforce at their manufacturing plant in New Haven. Officials with Vera Bradley cite high manufacturing costs as the reason why they're eliminating the second shift of workers at the New Haven plant.
According to company officials, it costs substantially more to manufacture goods in the U.S. than it does in overseas factories. Vera Bradley plans to eliminate the second shift of workers at the New Haven plant by November 1st.
Company officials say that second shift workers at the plant will have first priority to relocate to open positions at two other facilities in the region. Between the two locations there are about 100 open positions.
Vera Bradley is also offering separation packages to workers who chose to leave the company.
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