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Serco, a Wentzville Obamacare Processing Center, Is Closing, Affecting 850

Serco Closing

Serco Inc. announced it is shuttering its processing facility in Wentzville, Missouri in June, a move that will affect 850 employees. Serco Inc., the Americas division of British-based Serco Group plc (LON:SRP), processes Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) applications at the facility in Wentzville. When the Wentzville Center opened in the summer of 2013, it hired (more…)

December Retail Hiring Plunges Nearly 90%, Lowest on Record

December retail

While the holiday shopping sales were strong, it was a different matter altogether for frontline retail workers. According to a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, retail hiring in December was the lowest for the month on record. December tends to be the month that retailers hire seasonal employees, but that wasn’t the case in (more…)

Parker School Uniforms Retail Alignment Fails, Abruptly Closes All Stores, Everyone Laid Off

Parker School Uniforms

Parker School Uniforms, one of the largest providers of school uniforms in the country, abruptly closed all of its stores and laying off all employees. That said, the Houston-based company did file a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) report with the Texas Workforce Commission on January 5 saying it was laying off 320 people, effective (more…)

Telvista to Close Danville Facility, Leaving 300 Out Of Work

Telvista

Contact center company Telvista has announced a round of massive layoffs. The company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) report with the Virginia Employment Commission announcing plans to permanently shutter its call center facility at 119 Cane Creek Boulevard in Danville, Virginia. The closure will take place on March 7, 2018 and result in (more…)

Wild Sports Store Closing in Orangevale, CA: Amazon’s first Sporting Goods Retailer Victim in 2018

Wild Sports Store Closing

After about 40 years in business, the Wild Sports store in Orangevale, California is closing—Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) first sporting goods retailer victim of 2018. If 2017 was any indicator, the retail apocalypse will continue to claim both established and newer retailers in 2018. Following decades of serving the Greater Sacramento Area, the family-owned hunting and fishing (more…)

Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Ceases Gaming Operations, Announces Layoffs

Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino

Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas announced plans to cut costs and reorganize its operations. This has resulted in the temporary closing of all gaming and restaurant operations. The Asian-themed casino opened in December 2016 and recently celebrated its one year anniversary. Lucky Dragon announced it was “temporarily” closing “all gaming and restaurant (more…)

Alstyle Apparel Closing California Distribution Center, Laying Off 81 Employees

Alstyle Apparel Closing

Alstyle Apparel is planning to close its doors on its distribution center, which will result in 81 employees receiving a pink slip. All this became public information when the company filed paperwork with the state Employment Development Department. Parent company Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSE:GIL) decided to close the warehouse distribution center as part of its business (more…)

McCall’s Closed: BBQ Restaurant Closure in Clayton, NC Affected 100 Employees

McCalls Closed

A popular restaurant in Clayton, NC—McCall’s Bar-B-Que & Seafood Restaurant—has closed and will not reopen. That leaves about 100 McCall’s employees without work as the owners shuttered the restaurant with no advance warning. With McCall’s closed, the list of North Carolina restaurant closures increases, following a national trend where many eateries have found it difficult (more…)