On February 11, 2019, the Columbus Bakery filed a WARN notice with the Ohio Office of Workforce Development. The letter explains that the Columbus Bakery will be permanently closing in the near future. The bakery is located at 457 Cleveland Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. It is expected to close on or after April 13, 2019.
Employees were notified of the closing on February 11, 2019. All employees will be laid off on April 13, 2019. The majority of the workers are represented by either the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers or the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers unions. Both unions have already been notified.
Employees will not have bumping rights at other Kroger locations. In total, it is believed that 405 workers will be impacted. The full WARN notice is available here.