Now, An Unexpected Round Of Layoffs At A Big Company In Washington

Now, An Unexpected Round Of Layoffs At A Big Company In Washington

New WARN papers show that a big company is letting go of thousands of workers in Washington without warning.

As per the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, a company with more than 100 full-time employees needs to give 60 days’ notice before letting go of 50 or more employees at one place.

The letter needs to be sent to the Employment Security Department in Washington, DC.

According to a notice made with the state, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will be letting go of 119 workers at a factory in south Everett this spring.

Pfizer said last month that it was going to “wind down construction” at the Seagen building at 215 Shuksan Way.

The company said at the time that workers at the plant would be “impacted,” but they didn’t say if they would be fired.

The WARN notice that was filed on Wednesday says that Pfizer will close the plant and let go of 119 workers. The Washington plant workers will also be let go on June 3.

People who work at Pfizer told The Daily Herald in an email on Wednesday that the choice was not based on how well their coworkers did, but on how well the site was designed to meet the needs of the business.

“We will do everything we can to find open positions for affected coworkers at the Bothell site.”

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