HUNDREDS of people are to lose their jobs when a factory closes.
Layezee is shutting its bed-making plant at Batley in the next six months.
Production will be transferred to Barnoldswick, nine miles from Skipton.
The Batley factory employs 325 people.
Owners Silentnight Beds blame the closure decision on a fall in orders, due to a market slowdown.
Layezee has been in Batley since 1964, switching in the 1980s to its present site in Soothill Lane.
Kirklees Council officials are offering help to the shocked workers.
Officials have met company management to see what support can be offered to the workers.
Council deputy leader Clr John Smithson said: "Layezee is a large employer in the area and the impact of the redundancies will be significant.
"The council's economic development service can offer a number of services to improve the prospects for the workforce to find new jobs.
"These include training sessions on job-hunting skills, preparation of CVs and interview skills."
Seminars about training, signing on and benefits would be held, he said.
He added that the council would bring the availability of the site to the attention of firms wanting premises.
Richard Curtis, Layezee managing director, said: "We very much regret this, but the market conditions are such that the Silentnight Group has to realign its capacity with demand.
"The UK bed market is facing a decline in sales and this, coupled with the rising costs of raw materials such as steel, has meant it has become increasingly difficult to make a profit in the lower to middle sector of the bed market in which Layezee operates."