Ohio Workers Receive Grim News of Mass Layoffs During Festive Season

Ash Jurberg

Tough Times: Massive Layoffs Cast a Shadow on the Holiday Spirit

Another business has advised of mass layoffs in Ohio.

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. In Ohio, these must be filed with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Yesterday, Xellia Pharmacies, a Danish multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company, filed a warning notice advising that 80 employees in Ohio will be laid off.

"This is to advise you that beginning on February 5 through February 19, 2024, Xellia Pharmaceuticals expects to begin laying off approximately 80 employees at 200 Northfield Rd., Bedford, OH 44146. This mass layoff is expected to be permanent. All affected employees have been notified of their expected separation dates and that their separation from employment is expected to be permanent."

Ohio Job Cuts

Earlier this week, I reported on the ongoing layoff wave hitting Ohio. WARN filings with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services until November 30 show that 71 companies have laid off staff in Ohio this year, resulting in over 7500 people losing their jobs.

This is more than double last year's figures. In 2022, thirty-one businesses filed notices amounting to 3,743 layoffs.

Your thoughts

Are you concerned by the number of job losses in Ohio? Is there anything Gov DeWine can do to address this? Who is to blame for all these lost jobs? Do you think this will continue in 2024?

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