Workforce Woes in Maryland: Another Company Joins Layoff Trend

Ash Jurberg

Layoff Wave Hits Maryland Again: Another Company Declares Job Cuts This Week

The layoffs continue in Maryland as another company announces layoffs this week.

LifeScience Logistics is closing a facility in Columbia, resulting in 99 employees being laid off.

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. LifeScience Logistics filed a WARN notice with the Maryland Department of Labor yesterday advising that 31 employees at the Columbia facility will be laid off on January 25.

Maryland Job Cuts

Four other businesses have recently filed a WARN notice in Maryland.

  • NextGen Healthcare, a software and services company that develops and sells electronic health record (EHR) software and practice management systems to the healthcare industry, is laying off 99 employees in January.
  • Leidos, an American defense, aviation, information technology, and biomedical research company, filed a WARN act with the Maryland Department of Labor advising that 130 staff in Baltimore will be laid off on December 31.
  • Bed and mattress retailer Sleep Number advised that 29 staff working at a store in Odenton will be laid off on December 29.
  • Choice Hotels has filed a notice with the Maryland Department of Labor advising that 85 staff will be laid off at its Maryland headquarters.

So far, 72 layoff notices have been lodged in Maryland in 2023, easily surpassing last year's total.

Your thoughts

Are you upset to see this venue close? 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. Moore can do to address these job cuts?

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