Shiel Holdings LLC filed a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the New York State Department of Labor on September 27. The notice indicates that the company will lay off 208 employees housed in its facility at 63 Flusing Avenue and 31 workers at other New York locations.
Quest Diagnostics announced Thursday it entered into an agreement to acquire Shiel from Fresenius Medical Care to widen its footprint in New York and New Jersey. The layoff is expected to occur before the sale is completed.
The 239 employees impacted by the layoff are not represented by a union. The layoff date is scheduled for December 31.