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Eyeglasses company lays off 63 workers in Hialeah because of outsourcing

A display of eyeglasses is shown in a file photo.
A display of eyeglasses is shown in a file photo.

An eyeglasses company will lay off 63 workers from a manufacturing facility in Hialeah, months after it was acquired by a major global retailer.

Insight Optical Manufacturing Company of Florida filed a required notice with the state last week, informing regulators of the layoffs, which it attributed to “outsourcing of certain functions and a corporate restructuring.” It said the closing of the plant was permanent but did not specify where the jobs will move.

The affected employees include factory workers, supervisors, security guards and customer service representatives. They will be laid off in October.

In corporate records, Insight Optical lists its CEO as Hans van der Heyden. Van der Heyden is the CEO of optical shop chain For Eyes, which has 15 locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, according to its website. For Eyes was acquired by a Netherlands-based, multinational optical retailer called Grand Vision last year.

A human resources executive at Insight Optical did not return a call late Wednesday afternoon.

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