Tennessee Faces More Layoffs This Week as Another Business Announces Cutbacks

Ash Jurberg

Layoff Wave Hits Tennessee: Another Business Slashes Jobs

The layoff wave continues in Tennessee as another business announces job cuts this week. Sligan, a global sustainable packaging provider for consumer goods products, they will be cutting staff in Tennessee.

Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, an employer with more than 100 full-time workers must provide a 60-day notice before laying off 50 or more people at a single site. Sligan has filed a WARN act with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development advising of 21 layoffs commencing on November 27.

The official WARN Notice advises, "Silgan Container has filed an official WARN Notice with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, notifying the agency of a permanent closure on November 27, 2023. The total number of affected workers is 21. This company is located at 1226 Manufacturers Row, Trenton, TN 38382. The company notified the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Dislocated Worker Unit on September 28, 2023."

Earlier this week, Q.E.P, which owns the former Harris flooring plant in Johnson City, announced a second round of layoffs this year.

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