Zenith Education Group is a nonprofit career education provider, which aims to bridge the nation’s skills gap and support the American economy. The company offers affordable, high-quality programs to provide students with training for skills that are in high demand. Zenith schools operate under the WyoTech and Altierus names. On November 7, 2017, Michigan officials received a WARN notification from Zenith.
According to the letter to the Department of Workforce Development, Zenith Education Group will be reducing the workforce at its Southfield, Michigan facility. The 21107 Lahser Road campus will also close at the end of the teach-out process. The employee separations are expected to be permanent.
The letter explains that Zenith anticipates that the job losses, which are the result of downsizing, will start on January 8, 2018 and continue until the completion of the teach-out plan. None of the employees are represented by a union and do not have bumping rights.
In total, 70 employees are expected to be impacted by the layoff. The impacted employees worked at the Everest Institute in Southfield. The full WARN notification can be accessed here.