A Gigantic Company Has Now Announced Virginia Layoffs Without Warning

A Gigantic Company Has Now Announced Virginia Layoffs Without Warning

WFCN – Now, a massive corporation in Virginia has announced unannounced layoffs, which is the second round of layoffs in the state this year.

Notifying the Virginia Employment Commission of the impending layoffs of 153 employees, UPS has filed a WARN notification.

It’s crucial to remember that a company with more than 100 full-time employees is required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to give 60 days’ notice before terminating 50 or more employees at one location.

In June, the UPS location in Roanoke, Virginia, will close.

UPS’s Mechanicsville, Virginia, plant halted its night sorting shift in February, a spokesman, Jim Mayer, said in an email at the time.

A Gigantic Company Has Now Announced Virginia Layoffs Without Warning

Furthermore, the company’s Maspeth, New York, night sort will close on May 10 and its Warwick, Rhode Island, day sort ended on April 2.

“To meet volume demands, we often evaluate our operations and flex our network,” Mayer stated.

“This enables us to keep offering the best service in the industry at competitive prices.”


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According to Business Insider, UPS revealed earlier this year that it will be laying off 12,000 employees nationwide in an effort to save $1 billion by 2024.

After more than 40 years in business, a huge discount retailer is suddenly shutting all 371 of its locations and winding down its operations.

The City of Commerce discount business has announced that 99 Cents Only Stores would be closing all 371 of its locations.

In a statement, acting CEO Mike Simoncic stated, “This was an extremely difficult decision and is not the outcome we expected or hoped to achieve.”

“Unfortunately, the retail environment has faced significant and long-lasting challenges over the past few years.”

He listed a number of contributing factors, such as the COVID-19 pandemic’s “unprecedented impact,” changing consumer demand, ongoing inflationary pressures, and an increase in shrink, an industry term for inventory loss attributed to things like employee theft, shoplifting, and administrative errors.

All of those problems “have severely hindered the company’s ability to operate,” according to Simoncic.

99 Cents Only employs over 14,000 people and has locations in Texas, California, Arizona, and Nevada. The privately held business said that it and Hilco Global had come to an arrangement for the sale of all of its inventory as well as the removal of all retail fixtures, furniture, and equipment. Sales should start on Friday.

The LA Times says that Hilco Real Estate is handling the sale of the business’s owned or leased real estate holdings.

The declaration made by 99 Cents Only reflects a larger weakness in the dollar-store category, said Brad Thomas, equity research analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

He pointed out that the Chesapeake, Virginia-based retailer Dollar Tree said last month that it will close 600 Family Dollar locations this year and an additional 370 in the following several years.

He remarked, “For many, many retailers, it’s been tough times.”

It’s amazing how something that was initially beneficial to shops during the pandemic—all those stimulus checks—quickly became a very problematic period.

Retailers in the deep-discount industry have seen a decline in profitability owing to shrinking, inflation, and rising costs. These factors have already resulted in extremely low margins.

He said that 99 Cents Only has been particularly affected by wage pressure because of its substantial base of California locations.

Additionally, it is less competitive when compared to bigger chains like the industry leader Dollar General, which boasts almost 20,000 locations and “a sales base and a store base that is multiple times larger than 99 Cents,” according to Thomas.

Bloomberg revealed last week that 99 Cents Only was thinking about declaring bankruptcy due to a lack of funds.

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