Honduras: Textile Company "Jersey" Starts Operations

Jersey, part of Fruit of the Loom group, will start operating this week.

Monday, March 1, 2010

It is located in the north of the country, and will generate 750 jobs.

“Jersey executives decided to open this facility in response to increased demand from the United States”, reported Laprensa.hn.

In 2009, Fruit of the Loom closed one of its plants in the country, laying off 1.464 employees. Some of this will be hired again for the new facility.

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