Schenker Lays Off 69 Workers In Closure Of Greensboro Facility


By Charlotte Chilton, NC BIZ News

Schenker Inc., a global logisitics provider, will shut down a Greensboro facility, resulting in a layoff of 69 employees, according to a filing with the state Department of Commerce.

The facility, located at 8000 Piedmont Triad Parkway in Greensboro, will be shut down on Jan. 26.

Of those losing their jobs, 44 are listed as warehouse workers. Another six are senior warehouse workers.

The company submitted a letter pertaining the closure to the Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions, in accordance with the WARN Act, but did not disclose a reason for the shutdown.

The affected employees are not represented by a union, which means there are no bumping rights.

The company has identified Jim Pauken, director of central and southeast human resources, as the company official to contact for information about the closure.

Schenker has three other North Carolina locations — one each in Asheville, Raleigh and Charlotte.

The notice was filed pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which must be filed 60 days in advance of a plant closing that affects more than 50 employees in a 30-day period or a mass layoff of at least 500 employees or between 50 to 499 employees if they make up at least one-third of the employer’s workforce.

All North Carolina filings under the WARN Act can be found here.

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