Moves by manufacturing group Sara Lee to sell its yarn and texturing business to textile maker Unifi will not result in job losses, a Sara Lee spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Peggy Carter, the vice-president of corporate affairs for Sara Lee apparel, said the 565 people currently employed at the company's Clarksville operation would keep their jobs despite the deal.

"Nobody will be losing their jobs in the area," Carter said.

According to Carter, only about 70 employees at facility are directly involved in the yarn operation.

"We are confident that by the middle of July, we will have a place for those positions," she said.

A statement issued by Unifi on Tuesday indicated that the company would offer positions at its Madison, North Carolina plant to Sara Lee employees affected by the sale.

Those who accepted job offers from Unifi would still be eligible for Sara Lee's severance package, Carter said.