Russell Brands to lay off 190 workers


ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) — A clothing manufacturer in Alexander City has announced it will lay off 190 workers this year.

Mayor Charles Shaw said that he received a letter informing him that Russell Brands would cut those jobs on March 5. Russell Brands LLC is a Fruit of the Loom company.

The company specializes in embroideries, screen printing and uniforms. The firm said in a statement that its Alexander City decoration operation is not cost competitive compared to other locations.

Shaw said the unemployment rate had recent dropped in the city, though he expects it will increase with the layoffs.

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