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Georgia-Pacific to lay off 158 workers at Green Bay plant

GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- As many as 160 workers at the Georgia-Pacific papermaking plant in Green Bay could lose their jobs as part of cost-saving layoff measures.

In a letter dated Tuesday, the Atlanta-based company informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 158 workers will be laid off February 2. But a company spokeswoman says she cannot confirm or deny those layoffs until Georgia-Pacific officials finish meeting with all local employees Friday morning.

The layoffs would add up to around one-quarter of the total workforce at the Green Bay plant, which manufactures napkins, paper towels and bath tissue.

Most of the eliminated positions include line workers such as machine operators and mill laborers.

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