Luxottica plant closing will cut 310 jobs

More than three hundred workers will soon lose their jobs when a Knoxville plant shuts down.

Luxottica Retail North America plans to close its plant on Middle Creek Lane in West Knoxville on or after November 19th.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the company notified it of the closure earlier this month. All 310 employees at the plant will be laid off.

According to Luxottica's corporate website, the plant handles optical manufacturing and anti-reflecting coatings for eye glasses.


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