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Bloomfield bottling plant hires 66 new employees

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BLOOMFIELD – A controversial Bloomfield bottling plant announced Wednesday that it hired 66 new employees.

Niagara Bottling announced the new hires will work out of the Bloomfield facility on Woodland Avenue, and about half of them come from Bloomfield and the eight member towns of the Metropolitan District Commission.

The California-based company said the plant begins production this month and more job openings will be filled by January.

The Bloomfield bottling plant has so far received nearly 600 applications for positions, according to the company. The jobs range from materials handlers to high-level mechanical technician.

Niagara Bottling conducted two career fairs in September in conjunction with Capital Workforce Partners.