Ben & Jerry’s has confirmed that it is working to shift a number of jobs from its Waterbury plant in the US state of Vermont to another one in St. Albans.

A spokesperson for the Unilever-owned ice cream manufacturer said it is looking to reduce the number of staff at its Waterbury site by around 25 people, but is hoping to employ them all at its newer, more efficient St Albans site, which is one hour away.

“If all of the 25 are willing to, we feel we can employ all of those workers in good standing to help address the staffing need at St. Albans. This is the ideal situation,” the spokesperson told just-food today (31 March)

“We’re talking with the workforce in Waterbury to see if we can transition these trained folks to our St. Albans facility,” he added.

He said the company feels the action will position the Waterbury site to have a “long-term strategic role within our manufacturing process and maximise its profitability”.