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Hundreds of skilled workers come off the floor of Yazaki Samoa this week as the plant closes after 26 years.
The automotive-parts manufacturing company's management announced the closure last year in October.
Head of Samoa Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Samoa, Tagaloa Eddie Wilson, says Yazaki's closure marks the end of an era, but staff have been trained to re-enter the workforce.
"Yazaki employees are well positioned to enter into the current workforce," he says.
Yazaki Samoa employed up to 2000 workers when it started in 1991.