Wednesday 25 April 2018

Coca-Cola to cut 50 jobs in Drogheda

Coca-Cola employs around 1,750 people at facilities in Antrim, Dublin, Kildare, Mayo, Wexford and Louth Photo: Bloomberg
Coca-Cola employs around 1,750 people at facilities in Antrim, Dublin, Kildare, Mayo, Wexford and Louth Photo: Bloomberg

Sean Duffy

About 50 jobs are expected to be lost at Coca-Cola's Drogheda plant as part of a restructuring at the global drinks giant.

Earlier reports in the Irish media had stated that about 250 jobs were under threat at the company's bottling business.

However, the Irish Independent understands that none of the jobs at Coca-Cola's bottling plants are at risk.

The job cuts will instead be targeted in the company's 'global business shared services centre', which is located in Drogheda, Co Louth. About 200 people are employed at the Drogheda facility in a range of support functions for the company's European operations.

The company is expected to inform staff at the plant later this week. It is not yet known which departments will be targeted.

Coca-Cola employs about 1,750 people at facilities in Antrim, Dublin, Kildare, Mayo, Wexford and Louth. It expanded its operation in Drogheda as recently as 2011.

No further job losses are expected under the plan.

Irish Independent

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