Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Local Layoffs Now Total 528 This Year

HAGERSTOWN, MD - With the recent layoff of 126 workers from BB&T, the total number of workers subject to layoff or closure of a business now totals 528.

This has been a very rough year for Hagerstown and Washington County.

In March, 87 jobs were lost when Radio Shack closed nationwide.

Home Depot, which is currently in the process of laying off workers, expects to layoff a total of 315 workers through November.

And finally, 126 BB&T workers were subject to a mass layoff this month.

Data was gathered from the Maryland Department of Labor Work Adjustment and Retaining Notification (WARN) webpage, available at http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/warn.shtml

Ken Buckler is the editor of the WashCo Chronicle