During the past few weeks, several companies have filed WARN notifications with the Tennessee Department of Workforce Development. The Department received three WARN notifications from Sears and Kmart on January 1, 2019. Sears, Roebuck and Co Store Number 01386 notified the agency of a permanent layoff that is scheduled to take effect on March 24, 2019. The store is located at 1000 Rivergate Parkway Suite 5 in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. In total, 41 workers will be laid off.
Kmart Store Number 09735 will also be closing. The resulting layoffs will take place on March 24, 2019. In total, 46 workers will be laid off from their jobs. The store is located at 217 Forks of River Parkway in Sevierville, Tennessee. A permanent layoff will take effect on March 24, 2019 for Kmart Store Number 03147. The store is located at 1805 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, Tennessee. In total, 42 workers will lose their jobs. None of the workers are represented by a collective bargaining agreement.
Finally, Sanofi US submitted a WARN notification to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development near the end of December. The letter explains that the company will be performing a permanent layoff on June 28, 2019. 180 workers will be impacted. The facility is located at 1715 West 38th Street in Chattanooga. The workers are not represented by a collective bargaining agreement. Therefore, bumping rights do not exist.