By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MORGANTOWN (KDKA) – Mylan is closing its Viatris manufacturing plant in Morgantown on Saturday.

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Viatris says the changes are part of a restructuring plan and the research and development center will not be affected.

Nearly 1,500 employees are losing their jobs as a result of the decision.

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According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a severance agreement had been reached.

Workers will get two weeks of pay for every year of service as well as free healthcare for the length of those payments.

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Severance will be capped at 52 weeks and the minimum payout is 12 weeks, regardless of years of service.