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Clarks lays off 110 workers in Adams and York counties

Written by Jennifer Wentz, The Evening Sun | Apr 28, 2015 10:00 AM
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Clarks finished constructing their $1.2 million factory on Kindig Lane in Conewago Township less than two year ago.

(Conewago Township) -- Clarks Americas laid off 110 employees in Conewago Township this month as part of the company's transition to a new building, according to a notice filed with the state's department of labor and industry in February.

The employees worked at the shoe company's facilities at 240 Kindig Lane and 26 Barnhart Drive, the notice states. The 240 Kindig Lane building was expected to close April 10, and the company also planned to eventually cease operations on Barnhart Drive.

These closures followed the construction of a new Clarks distribution center at 355 Kindig Lane, according to the notice. The company completed the 451,000-square-foot building in 2013.

Employees who did not receive jobs at the new facility were laid off, the notice states.

Clarks began offering temporary roles to all new hires in July 2011, according to a letter filed with the state by Chris Bentley, vice president of logistics for the company. These employees were offered jobs with the understanding that Clarks would only need their services during the transition to the new facility.

Employees received 60 days notice of the layoffs, Bentley said, and the company offered resume and interviewing classes to help them transition to new jobs.

The new distribution center is open and is designed to ship millions of shoes each year, the release states.

Clarks public relations officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Clarks America lays off workers


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