Playtex to cut jobs, outsource glove production

Westport, Connecticut –Playtex Products Inc. plans to outsource production of latex gloves to Malaysia and cut more than 300 jobs, or 20 percent of its work force, as part of a realignment programme.

The realignment is aimed at cutting its organisational complexity, creating a more competitive cost structure and focussing its attention on core sectors.

In addition to the planned cuts and production move, the company will consolidate manufacturing, warehousing and office facilities; reduce its corporate headquarters office space; shelve its US-international divisional…

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