Cosmetics company moving N.J. operations to Tennessee; 111 to lose jobs

By Eric Strauss for NJBIZ

A maker of cosmetic pencils and other products is consolidating a pair of New Jersey facilities in Tennessee, resulting in the loss of 111 jobs in the Garden State.

Schwan Cosmetics USA Inc. says it is closing facilities at 21 Gordon Road and 110 Ethel Road in Piscataway, and transferring their operations to a new facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. About 28 percent of the company’s New Jersey employees opted to move west, it said, with the 111 layoffs representing the rest.

Schwan, which issued a WARN notice about the jobs effective April 24, said the workers opting not to move will be provided with incentives to remain with the company through the transition point, as well as outplacement services to assist them in finding new jobs.

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