Sara Lee to lay off 62 workers at Pa. facility

    Sara Lee will lay off 62 workers in Chester County starting June 30, and the facility there will close by the fall.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported the coming layoffs this week. The employees are part of Sara Lee’s household and body care division. Alissa Bolton, a spokeswoman for Downers Grove, Ill.-based Sara Lee, tells the Daily Local News of West Chester that the facility employs sales, marketing and administrative positions.

    Sara Lee said in 2008 that it planned to divest its household and body care businesses. Bolton says the Chester County facility was part of that business and will close by the end of September.

    Some slightly good news: Bolton says some of the employees there will be offered other positions.

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