Nestle to cut 3,000 jobs at the San Diego Water Authority (SDWA)
San Diego, CA – Nestle Waters North America (NASDAQ:NES), the parent company of Nestle, announced today it will be closing two facilities at the SDWA, with the closure taking effect April 30, 2017.
The SDWA employs over 14,000 people.
“Nestle Waters is proud to announce our decision to close these facilities, while also maintaining our commitment to working with our suppliers and partners to find new opportunities for the SDWAs workforce,” said Doug Ollivier, President and CEO of Nestlé Waters North American.
“The SDWA has been a strong leader in protecting our environment, our people and our communities.
We are looking forward to welcoming a new group of people into our workforce.”
Nestle will continue to employ and support local community organizations, the company said in a statement.
The closure will also have an impact on Nestle’s remaining workforce at the site in the city of San Diego.
The company is also taking steps to ensure its water quality remains consistent with its existing standards.
The closing of the facilities is part of a plan to improve water quality at the facility, which the company believes is necessary given the increasing demand for water from the city.
The announcement comes just a few months after Nestle announced that it would be closing three facilities in the San Francisco Bay area.
The San Francisco Water District (SFWD) announced that Nestle would shut down the following three facilities: two in Fremont, one in San Leandro, California, and one in the South Bay.
In a statement, Nestle said it is working closely with the SDWD to develop a solution to meet the current demand.
“We are committed to working together to identify a solution that meets the needs of the customers and the community,” Nestle CEO and co-founder Richard Buhl said in the statement.
“This closure is necessary to meet our existing demand and is a clear example of how we will continue the SDWater program to ensure the quality of our water for the community.
We continue to work closely with our partners to support our employees, customers and our community and we are confident this will help to address the challenges facing our community.”
Nestlé also said it will continue operations at the existing facilities in Fremons Bay, in San Jose, and in the Bay Area.