15 jobs to go at Oatfield

Letterkenny’s Oatfield factory is to close next month with the loss of 15 jobs.

Letterkenny’s Oatfield factory is to close next month with the loss of 15 jobs.

Announcing the decision Oatfield Confectionary said the decision was made following a detailed review of manufacturing operations.

It said the factory has been under continual review due to unsustainable overhead and operating costs. The company said it has assured staff that it will support them in every way to minimize the impact of the decision.

The closure will bring to an end over 100 years of manufacturing by Oatfield in Letterkenny.

In 2010 the work force at the factory was reduced from 45 to 15. At its peak it emplpoyed up to 120 people.

Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, said the development was a sad day for the staff and the town.