Proctor and Gamble will cut 500 jobs from their Iowa City plant

500 jobs to be cut from P&G plant in Iowa City

Proctor and Gamble will cut 500 jobs from its Iowa City Beauty Care Plant.

The plant currently employs 600 people.

According to a release from the Ohio-based company, they plan to transfer their hair care and personal cleansing businesses to a new facility in Tabler Station, West Virginia by 2020. Those workers produce shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

100 employees at the same Iowa City plant, also produce oral rinse products and will not be affected by the transition.

Jeff LeRoy, Senior Manager for Proctor and Gamble, tells CBS2/FOX28 says they will try to find another position for affected employees if they are willing to relocate. There are two other P&G facilities in Iowa City and several others around the Midwest.

LeRoy said the transition should be complete by 2020.

"There are unlikely to be any major changes to the workforce in 2018," LeRoy told CBS2/FOX28, "Decisions like this are never easy, but we are communicating this decision more than two years in advance to help our employees plan for the future."

The new plant in West Virginia will add 200 jobs.

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