Over a dozen new WARN letters were sent to the Kern County Board of Supervisors announcing changes to operations. Some of those changes include temporary and permanent layoffs and furloughs, while others announced closing operations.
Adventist Health Hospital said it will be temporarily and permanently laying off job functions and positions that are deemed non-essential. Adventist Health said as of May 5, 53 employees will be temporarily laid off and two employees will be permanently laid off.
Applus RTD USA Services Inc. announce temporary furloughs of employees at the Petrol Road location. The furloughs will impact over 60 employees and are expected to last 30 to 60 days, according to Applus.
Arby's announced is closing its location at 5821 Dennis McCarthy Drive in Lebec due to the effects of the coronavirus. The company said it anticipates this move to be temporary.
American Honda Motor Co. said it is furloughing employees at this time. The company furloughs will impact employees at the Torence, Chino, Cantil, Walnut Creek, Santa Clarita and Los Angeles locations. Honda said it anticipates the furloughs to end April 30.
Alutiiq Mele LLC said it contracts with the federal government and currently provides certain services at the U.S. Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, but that future contracting processes are underway at this time. Alutiiq said should a new contract not be awarded to them, Alutiiq will cease providing services to the base. This could impact up to 130 Alutiiq positions and would take affect on June 30.
Axcess Financial announced it will be closing its locations at 2080 White Lane and 721 Airport Drive in Bakersfield. The company said three employees will be terminated as of June 20.
Black Bear Diner announced it is closing its location on 5542 Laval Road in Arvin to to the impact of the coronavirus. The company said this move is expected to be temporary and will effect nearly 50 employees.
Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charts Inc., the company company contracting with Amtrak in Bakersfield, is furloughing eight employees at its Bakersfield location on 1800 Golden State Avenue.
Dick's Sporting Goods announced 46 employees will be temporarily furloughed from its location on 9300 Rosedale Highway. The company said it expects furloughs to last less than six months.
Goodwill Industries said it is reducing its workforce and wants to notify its workers of possible layoffs. The company did not announce specific layoffs, but warned employees to reach out to Human Resources with questions.
Iron Skillet located on 5821 Dennis McCarthy Drive in Lebec announced it is closing operations due to the coronavirus. This closure will impact 26 employees.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort said the Levy Premium Foodservice Limited Partnership is temporarily furloughing employees due to the coronavirus impact.
Outback Steakhouse said that Out West Restaurant Group Inc. is placing employees at the Stockdale location on temporary unpaid furloughs. These furloughs will impact 46 employees.
San Joaquin Valley College said it plans to terminate the employment of 16 employees at its Bakersfield Campus, six at its Lancaster Campus, and five at its Porterville Campus.
Sleep Number in the Valley Plaza Mall said it is temporarily shutting down and furloughing three of its employees.
Torrid said it is placing employees at its Bakersfield store, located on 2701 Ming Avenue, on temporary furlough. This will impact 11 employees and the company expects the furloughs to last until May 2.