Many workers at Ameri-Kleen, a Tennessee-based corporation, face a dismal reality over the holiday season. A considerable number of employees were notified about expected job losses in the new year just before the holiday season.
Difficult Times Ahead
Larger firms are required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requirements to provide a 60-day notice before conducting mass layoffs.
Ameri-Kleen recently submitted a WARN Notice to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development in accordance with these rules. This notification revealed the unwelcome news that 80 employees would be laid off in February.
“Ameri-Kleen, Inc. has submitted a WARN Notice to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, announcing a permanent shutdown on February 17, 2024.”
As a result, 80 employees will be impacted. The main office of the corporation is located at 433 Nissan Blvd, Suite 302, Smyrna, TN 37167, with the layoffs taking place at 199 Sam Ridley Pkwy E, Smyrna, TN 37167. On December 18, 2023, the notification was delivered to the Department’s Dislocated Worker Unit.”
Tennessee’s Increasing Layoff Rate
Tennessee’s layoff issue reflects a broader trend across the United States. Nationally, employment cuts increased by 24% in November, with 45,510 layoffs compared to 36,836 in October. Unfortunately, Tennessee is one of the hardest-hit states.
Over 33,000 Tennessee workers will be laid off in 2023, ranking the state seventh in job losses nationally. This figure contrasts sharply with the 3,260 layoffs in 2022, indicating a concerning increase in job cutbacks.
The repercussions of these layoffs touch not only individuals and their families but also local economies. An increase in unemployment may cause a drop in consumer expenditure, exacerbating the region’s economic woes. As the state grapples with this expanding issue, the focus shifts to how the business sector and government will respond in order to reduce the impact on Tennessee’s workforce.