Indiana Braces For More Layoffs Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Last week, several companies filed WARN notices with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Wayzata Home Products announced it would lay off 165 workers while Direct Buy Home Products announced the upcoming layoff of 26 employees. Ceres Enterprises, Punch Bowl Social, and Sheraton also confirmed layoffs in Indiana.

This week, several more companies have filed WARNs with nearly 750 workers being laid off in the future. Mitchell Plastics submitted a WARN confirming that the company will be laying off and shutting down operations in Charlestown, Indiana.

374 workers will be impacted at 301 Pike Street. 6 will be affected at 202 Pike Street. The company hopes to be able to recall these workers once customers resume manufacturing operations. The workers are not represented by a union so they will not have access to bumping rights. No severance pay was provided. The layoffs started on March 23 and will end on April 3 for most Toyota production lines. Ford production lines are tentatively scheduled to restart operation later this month.

The WARN can be found here. Le Meridien Indianapolis also submitted a WARN with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The company will be carrying out a mass layoff at the Le Meridien Indianapolis located at 123 South Illinois Street. The first separation was expected to begin on March 23, 2020 with the layoff impacting 33 workers. The WARN can be found here.

The DoubleTree in Evansville, Indiana will also be laying off workers. The hotel is located at 601 Walnut Street. The layoffs are expected to be temporary and they will begin on March 23, 2020. In total, the company will be laying off 76 employees. That WARN is available here.

The Indianapolis Marriott at 7202 East 21st Street in Indianapolis will be laying off 98 workers. It is anticipated that the layoff will be temporary. The workers do not have bumping rights. The WARN has been posted here.

Calimira LLC will be laying off 65 workers at its Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern in Indianapolis, Indiana. The temporary layoff occurred between March 16, 2020 and March 20, 2020. Additional layoffs will occur between March 21, 2020 and March 31, 2020. The layoff impacts all workers including servers, bartenders, cooks, chefs, home office employees, directors, and executives.

The workers will not have access to bumping rights. The WARN can be found here. Finally, Cameron Mitchell Restaurant LLC submitted a WARN with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The WARN explains that the company will be laying off approximately 90 workers in Indiana. Those temporary layoffs are being blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The temporary layoffs occurred between March 16 and March 20. Additional temporary layoffs may take place between March 21 and March 31, 2020. The workers do not have access to bumping rights. The WARN has been posted here.

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