It’s been a few weeks of pain for workers at Hillsboro, Oregon-based SureID, Inc.. A leading provider of identity authentication, background screening, and identity management and enforcement, SureID announced that it laid off at least 60 employees a day after it sent many of its top executives packing. Including this latest round of cutbacks, SureID (more…)
Regulators Shut Down Guaranty Bank Wisconsin-based Guaranty Bank is no more. The bank, with over 100 branches across the country (doing business as Best Bank in Georgia and Michigan), was closed by regulators. About 500 bank employees were laid off. Guaranty Bank is the fifth Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured institution to fail in the U.S. this year.
Another Retailer Faces Closures rue21 is set to close approximately 400 of its 1,179 stores as it files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The retail clothing store joins a growing list of formerly successful brick-and-mortar retail stores that have fallen on hard times.
The once robust and ubiquitous American restaurant industry continues to slowly disappear. The operator of Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern restaurant chains is preparing to file for bankruptcy. The quick and casual dining sector has been facing major decreases in customer traffic, and Ignite Restaurant Group is no exception.
Meeting among EU Leaders Has Trump Going Back on Brexit President Donald Trump is said to have expressed concern that Brexit may cost American jobs during a meeting with European Union leaders.
The “Diamond” brand match and toothpick factory in Cloquet, Minnesota is set to shutter its doors after 112 years, leading to 85 job losses and an economic void in the small town of 12,000.
The U.S. might be in an economic recovery, but American retailers are closing their doors at a record pace. So far, more than a dozen national retailers have announced they are either downsizing or going out of business altogether. That’s more than twice as many stores were closed at this time in 2016.
Kit and Ace, the technical apparel company started by Lululemon Athletica inc. founder Chip Wilson and his family, is laying off staff and is closing all of its U.S., U.K., and Australia operations.
Marsh Supermarkets, Inc., a retail food chain with stores throughout Indiana and parts of Ohio, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May, as it looks to sell off its remaining 44 stores. Founded in 1931 by Ermal Marsh, the business was running 116 supermarkets and 154 convenience stores in 2006 when Sun Capital took the (more…)
President Trump’s Proposed Budget Could Bankrupt Cities and Towns On May 23, 2017, the Donald Trump administration sent its budget proposal to U.S. Congress. The budget, which White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says should be called “A Taxpayer First Budget,” is aimed at respecting taxpayers, balancing the budget, and returning the country to sustainable (more…)