South Carolina – A South Carolina company confirmed that it will close in the coming months, resulting in more than 100 workers being laid off due to the decision. This information follows shortly after MAHLE Behr, another South Carolina-based company, confirmed its closure by the end of the year, leaving over 460 people jobless.
Companies continue to lay off workers this year
This is something we see more and more frequently in recent months. Numerous companies, mostly tech giants, have been continuously laying off thousands of workers since the beginning of last year. This year, giants like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, TikTok, eBay, and dozens of others continue this trend, confirming the fear of a potential recession and uncertain economic developments in the period to come.
Fruit of the Loom, the popular company that owns and operates 750,000-square-foot distribution center in Summerville, confirmed that will start the process of closing by late March. This process should last for a few months and is expected to end by mid-summer. The decision will directly affect a total of 119 workers who are now part of the company operating in Berkeley County.
Fruit of the Loom closure in South Carolina confirmed last week
The closing announcement was listed on Tuesday’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification report from the state Department of Employment and Workforce.
“As a global Company operating in a highly competitive marketplace, Fruit of the Loom, Inc., is constantly analyzing its business to ensure we remain as competitive as possible,” Cressman said. “After an extensive review of our distribution network, the decision was made to close the distribution center in Summerville, South Carolina in support of a consolidation strategy.”
Cressman mentioned that the workers losing their jobs will get help and benefits as promised by the WARN Act and the company. They’ve also reached out to local and state government to help these workers.
We wrote an email to Fruit of the Loom to learn more about, but as of publishing of this article, the company didn’t respond to our request.
Once more details are available, we will update the story with the most recent information.