New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald issued this news release today:
The City of New Haven has been advised of Vera Bradley’s plans to reduce their manufacturing capacity at the Adams Center road location here in New Haven. Mayor McDonald has been in contact with the company and has received information that Vera Bradley is working with each of their employees that will be affected by this decision.
Mayor McDonald said, “The elimination of any jobs is of great concern and we will work with our partners at Northeast Indiana Works and the WorkOne Northeast Center to assist affected individuals. The City and Vera Bradley are keeping our lines of communication open. We are encouraged that some employees will be offered positions within the company and on the first shift of the manufacturing plant.”
The Mayor added, “The City of New Haven is proud to have Vera Bradley’s manufacturing facility in our community and we look forward to our continued relationship with the company. Vera Bradley has been a great source of pride in our region and we believe they will continue to grow and offer employment opportunities in the future.”