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Five more local businesses announce layoffs due to COVID-19

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 15:00:26-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As the coronavirus crisis continues, more layoffs around Kern County are being announced.

According to WARN letters issued to the Kern County Board of Supervisors, Aramark, the company that provides food, uniform and facility services for both Mechanics Bank Arena and CSUB announced it was laying off employees at both locations.

Mechanics Bank said it is temporarily closing down operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Aramark said it is temporarily laying off 106 of its employees that work at the arena. In addition, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Aramark announced that all workers on the CSUB campus employed by the company are being laid off temporarily. This includes student workers.

Carmax said it is temporarily furloughing 196 workers due to the coronavirus. Carmax said in the WARN letter it expects the furlough to last around six months.

The California Resources Corp. announced no permanent layoffs, but they are reducing work hours for 450 employees.

PVH Corp. said it is temporary furloughing workers at its locations, including Arvin and Lebec, starting April 13. It does not anticipate the furlough to last longer than 90 days.