A cosmetics maker in Pender County is laying off 330 people, according to a mass layoff notice filed with the N.C. Department of Commerce.
New York-based Coty Inc. is shutting down its manufacturing facility in Rocky Point, about 115 miles south of Raleigh. All the jobs will be eliminated by Aug. 31.
A third of the positions to be cut will be machine operators, assemblers, manufacturing leaders and mechanics.
Some of those jobs could be transferred to a the company's plant in Sanford, Coty officials said. Coty's Sanford plant, which currently employs about 800, is undergoing a $12 million expansion and will add 140 positions.
The Rocky Point plant makes nail polish, nail polish remover and hair remover. Coty's line of beauty products includes Calvin Klein, Chloé, Jennifer Lopez, JOOP!, Sarah Jessica Parker and Vera Wang.
Coty bought the Rocky Point facility from Del Laboratories in 2007. Coty officials had been considering the plant's closure since at least last year, according to local news reports. In December, 110 lost their jobs when Coty closed its distribution center in Rocky Point.