Layoffs at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Cafe in Waterbury

Published: Jan. 27, 2021 at 4:41 PM EST
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WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - There were layoffs Wednesday at Keurig Dr Pepper’s Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Cafe in Waterbury.

The cafe closed down in March at the start of the pandemic and hasn’t been open since. Now, the company says it will close the cafe permanently.

The company says employees have been paid since March and will continue to receive support through the transition, including severance packages for many.

We don’t know how many people got pink slips, but the Vermont Department of Labor said the number of cuts is expected to be less than 50, since the state was not notified. If layoffs are higher than 50 people, companies are required to let the state know through the WARN Act.

Overall, the company says the layoffs impact less than 1% of Keurig Dr Pepper’s nationwide 26,000-person workforce.

And the company says it is hiring for nearly 30 open positions at the Essex and Williston plants.

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