Whelan Security is a family-owned company, which provides private security services across many diverse industries. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. The company, which was founded in 1949, has become one of the largest security companies in the United States. On February 22, 2018, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development received a WARN notification from Whelan Security. The letter explains that the company will be carrying out a permanent layoff in Smyrna, Tennessee.
The layoff is expected to be effective on April 1, 2018. Impacted workers work at 983 Nissan Drive Smyrna, TN. In total, the company believes that 95 workers will be impacted. Employees at the facility are not represented by a union. Therefore, no bumping rights exist. The full WARN notification has been made available here.