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HENDERSON (FOX5) -- An ice cream manufacturing facility in Henderson announced it is closing at the end of the year, impacting hundreds of employees.

In a press release, Unilever said it is closing the facility on August 30 and production will be relocated to the company's other locations in the United States.

The Henderson facility is located at 1001 Olsen Street, north of Lake Mead Parkway. 

The site is expected to be fully closed by the end of the year. About 300 employees will be let go as a result of the closure. 

"Unilever is committed to assisting its affected employees through placement services and training to maximize their employability for the future," the company said in the release.

Additionally, the City of Henderson said it will use the Rapid Response program, provided by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, to help employees transition.

According to city spokesperson Kathleen Richards, they are in contact with Unilever corporate to further assist.

Editor's note: This story has been changed to reflect the correct provider of the Rapid Response program.

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