Layoff Crisis in Florida Deepens: Thousands More Jobs Disappear in September

Ash Jurberg

September Sees Florida Hit Hard by Ongoing Layoffs, Thousands of Jobs Lost

Florida was hit by a wave of job cuts in September, with a wide range of businesses announcing layoffs across the month.

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.

September Florida layoff notifications

Some of the bigger layoffs included:

  • Popular used car dealership Off Lease Only filing for bankruptcy and closing all its locations in Florida. The chain had five locations across Florida, and 466 people have lost their jobs due to the closures.
  • Binance.US, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the United States, had Brian Shroder, president and CEO of Binance US, resigning from the company amid regulatory scrutiny. The Florida-based business is laying off over 100 employees, marking its second round of job cuts this year. In July, it laid off over 1,000 staff.
  • A Georgia-Pacific mill operating in Foley announced it would close the facility in November, resulting in 525 staff losing their jobs.

Other businesses that filed a WARN act with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in September included:

  • Alutiq is laying off 62 staff in Tyndall
  • Wells Fargo laying off staff in Orlando
  • Enhanced Resource Centers laying off 164 staff in Jacksonville
  • Thriveworks is laying off staff in Casselberry, Satellite Beach, Oakland Park, and Land O Lakes
  • Divvy Homes is laying off staff in Fort Lauderdale, Sun City Center, Wesley Chapel, and Ormond Beach
  • SP Plus is laying off 99 staff in Fort Myers

Your thoughts

Are you concerned about these job losses? Do you fear the United States could be heading toward a recession? Who is to blame for job losses? Is there anything Gov. De Santis can do to address these job cuts?

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