Textile Manufacturer to Suspend 3,000 Workers in El Salvador

The Fruit of the Loom textile company halted operations at one of its 7 plants, temporarily suspending 25% of its personnel.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The chairman of the Salvadoran Chamber of Textiles and Apparel reported to La Prensa Grafica that the decline in operations is due to "Fruit of the Loom clients being overstocked with product and adjusting inventories.”

The official added that the company intends to continue in the country: "It's a suspension, not a closing. Fruit continues to be interested in remaining in El Salvador until there is an economic upturn in the US."



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