On August 22, 2017, the Michigan Workforce Development Agency received WARN notifications from two companies. The notifications reveal that 176 jobs in Michigan could soon disappear. Both layoffs will impact the Farmington Hills area. Arvato Digital Services LLC notified the Workforce Development Agency that its operations at 27555 Farmington Road will be shut down effective October 20, 2017. In total, the company expects to lay off 72 workers.
However, there is a possibility that some employees will be able to get new jobs with the new vendor. According to Arvato’s WARN notification, the “majority of the employees at the site will be offered employment on a comparable basis with the new vendor”. Arvato expects the job loss to be minimal with only two employees being impacted.
Genpact LLC also filed a WARN notice with the Michigan Workforce Development Agency. The company’s layoffs will also impact the site at 27555 Farmington Road. Genpact has learned that its client will no longer utilize its services beginning on October 21, 2017. Since its services will no longer be needed, Genpact expects to lay off up to 104 employees on that date.
32 process associates, 29 process developers, and 20 general associates will be impacted. None of the employees are represented by a labor union and therefore have no bumping rights. In the WARN notification, Genpact suggests that “It is possible that the services offered by some of these displaced workers may be retained or used by another company performing similar work for the Company’s client.” Genpact admits subsequent events may change the details of the notification.
Earlier this month, Dairy Fresh Foods Inc. announced 160 layoffs in Wayne County. Great Lakes Wine & Spirits also announced 101 layoffs in Otsego County. Finally, on August 1, 2017, Molina Medical announced 120 layoffs in Wayne County.