The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation received a WARN from the Salvation Army on March 5, 2020. The notice alerted of the closure of an adult rehabilitation center and two thrift stores located in Baltimore and Cockeysville. The closures will impact 59 workers.
The Salvation Army, established over154 years ago in London, claims to have more than 1.7 million members, 38 hospitals, and over 134 health clinics and posts. The charitable organization serves children, men, and women of all ages.
The three impacted facilities, at 10912 York Road in Cockeysville, 2250 Gable Avenue and 2700 W. Patapsco Avenue, both in Baltimore, are scheduled to close later this year. Employee separations are set to take place on May 30.
Thirty-one of the impacted workers have been offered severance packages. Negotiations are undergoing in an effort to spare the two thrift stores. If the negotiations fall through, those facilities will close and the impacted workers will be offered severance as well.
The Salvation Army has also submitted WARNs in Detroit, Michigan and Richmond, Virginia.