Scores of workers at clothing producer Tee Jays Manufacturing Co are to lose their jobs at the end of August after the company announced it was axing it screen-printing and packaging operations.

The Alabama-based company, which axed 660 workers late last year, will make at least 210 people redundant when it transfers the operations to the Dominican Republic as part of a transition alliance with Caribbean textile firm Grupo M.

Tee Jays, which makes sportswear and T-shirts, said it will continue to employ 335 staff at its Florence factory to run its dyeing, knitting, marketing and distribution operations.