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60 job cuts coming at Newark brewery, report says

Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser beer, intends to cut 60 jobs at its Newark brewery, according to a published report Tuesday.Sixty hourly employees are being laid off due to the cessation of production on a bottle line, NJ Advance Media said in its report.

The NJ.com article added that no date has been determined for the layoffs, but they are expected to occur by the end of the quarter.

No official WARN notice of layoffs has been issued as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development website.

“The Newark brewery has some of the best workers in our system,” NJ Advance Media quoted brewery General Manager Kevin Lee as saying. “We thank our employees for their hard work and achievements and for remaining focused on the work ahead during this transition. We respect and care about our employees and value their work. We are confident we can work toward a solution that recognizes their hard work and commitment over the years.”

The brewery produces Bud and Bud Light, and serves New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island, according to NJ.com.

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