Job Market Blues: Colorado's Struggle Intensifies Amid Mail Processing Business Departure
Matheson Flight Extenders (MFE), a mail processing, transportation, and logistics contractor, will lay off 60 employees as it closes a mail sorting facility in Colorado.
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.
MFE has been providing services to the Postal Service since December 1998 but has recently cut jobs in several states following a dispute with the US Postal Service.
November Colorado job cuts
November saw several businesses lay off workers in Colorado
- Colorado TV and satellite provider Dish Network announced it was laying off over 500 staff earlier this month.
- Clothing giant VF Corp, headquartered in Denver, announced 500 corporate staff will be laid off.
- VMware advised that 184 staff at its office in Broomfield will be laid off in January.
- Colorado-based company Sierra Space laid off 165 employees ahead of the long-awaited first mission of its Dream Chaser spaceplane.
- Denver-based vacation rental company Evolve announced it will cut 175 positions, or 20% of its workforce. This is the second round of layoffs for the business this year; four months ago, it cut 164 staff members20% of its workforce. This is the second round of layoffs for the business this year, having cut 164 staff four months ago.
- Aventum, an American government and commercial services contractor, has advised that 54 of its staff working on a project in Pueblo will be laid off due to the completion of a project.
- Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer also announced job cuts. They filed a WARN notice with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment advising of job cuts but did not specify how many employees would lose their jobs.
- Iconic food delivery company Yelloh, known for its distinctive bright yellow trucks, announced it was ceasing operations in Colorado and cutting all employees.
- DePuy Spine, a division of Johnson and Johnson, is closing the manufacturing activities at a facility in Colorado, resulting in the layoff of 67 employees.
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