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Maryland Businesses Hit by Wave of Mass Layoffs

Data on employment and unemployment rates by state were recently provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. Although there was a 6,800 gain in total jobs in Maryland in January, the state’s unemployment rate jumped slightly from 2.2% to 2.3%, still ranking third lowest in the US.

Companies with more than 100 full-time employees are required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act to provide 60 days’ notice before terminating 50 or more employees at a single location.

22 WARN warnings, announcing impending job layoffs, were received by Maryland’s Employment Development Department in March. Among these notifications were:

  • ADT Solar cutting 28 jobs in Montgomery
  • Jobandtalent Hirings, LLC reducing 125 jobs in Cecil
  • Walmart cutting 213 jobs in Baltimore County
  • Adecco USA, Inc. reducing 45 jobs in Cecil
  • Essendant Co. cutting 101 jobs in Anne Arundel
  • Charles River Laboratories reducing 14 jobs in Frederick
  • Reimagined Parking cutting 33 jobs in Baltimore City (Multiple Locations)
  • AES Warrior Run, Limited Partnership reducing 40 jobs in Allegany
  • Penn Parking, Inc. cutting 57 jobs in Baltimore City (Multiple Locations)
  • W.F. Delauter & Son, Inc. reducing 78 jobs in Frederick

Concerns are raised by many in Maryland about these 22 WARN letters for March, which indicate large job cutbacks. It draws attention to the difficulties that people and families have when the economy is uncertain.

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