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Several more Kern County businesses issue WARN letters announcing layoffs, furloughs

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Posted at 2:48 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 17:48:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Board of Supervisors received 11 new WARN letters from local businesses announcing changes including layoffs and furloughs.

According to the letters, Basic Energy Services in Bakersfield, Tom's in Rosamond, Rogers Jewelry Company in Modesto, Marcus & Millichap in Bakersfield, PLC Industrial Services in Bakersfield and Universal Maintenance in San Jose are laying off employees due to the impact of COVID-19.

J. C. Penney Corporation, American Honda Motor, Western Dental Services, lnc. in Bakersfield (Coffee Road), Abercrombie & Fitch in Bakersfield, and Townsend Industries Inc. in Bakersfield announced employee furloughs at local and statewide locations.

WARN letters are a step in the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which helps ensure advance notice in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor has compliance assistance materials to help workers and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under the provisions of WARN.