This week, two companies submitted WARN notifications with the Ohio Office of Workforce Development. The first came from General Motors LLC on February 4, 2019. The letter explains that the company will be carrying out layoffs consistent with its announcement on November 26, 2018. The layoffs will be impacting salaried workers at the GM Lordstown Complex. It is located at 2300 Hallock Young Road in Warren, Ohio. The employees’ compensation for wages and benefits will continue through and including April 9, 2019.
Start on February 4, 2019, employees will no longer be required to work and their normal work responsibilities will cease. However, they will continue to be employed. Their last day in the payroll system will be February 28, 2019 or during the 14 day period starting on that day. Compensation will continue through April 9, 2019. In total, 11 salaries employees will be laid off.
The workers are not represented by a union. Therefore, bumping rights will not be available. The full WARN notification can be found here.
On January 30, 2019, the Ohio Office of Workforce Development received a WARN notification from Lamrite West. The letter explains that the Lamrite West facility will be shutting down. The facility is located at 13000 Darice Parkway in Strongsville, Ohio. In total, 26 workers were separated from their employment on January 29, 2019. All separations are expected to be completed by November 30, 2019. In total, the company anticipates that 56 workers will lose their jobs.
The letter explains that the company intends to close Pat Catan’s retail stores and that may impact an unknown number of employees. Some of the stores will be rebranded and reopened as Michaels locations. Impacted employees will have the option of applying for positions at Michaels. The full WARN notice can be found here.