Infants' clothing brand OshKosh B'Gosh will cut about two-thirds of its workforce at a facility in Celina, Tennessee, by year's end, as the company moves the last of its US clothing production offshore.

The Wisconsin-based company will, according to a letter to the state Department of Labour and Workforce Development, reduce its Celina workforce from 28 to 16 people by the time production ceases on December 31.

Production jobs have also been cut at the company's Liberty, Kentucky plant and a sewing facility in Albany, Kentucky, with 129 jobs set to be terminated in all.

As of 2004, the company reports, the Celina facility will operate as a research and development centre, while the Liberty plant will become a distribution centre.