Companies continue to file WARN act notices to notify states that they are shuttering operations after Amazon pulls contracts. Another company filed notices in Oregon, California, Arizona and Washington stating 907 employees will be laid off April 16th.
Costa Mesa, California-beased Transportation Brokerage Specialists Inc, (TBS) is the latest company to announce the closings. The California based carrier boasts 1200 drivers and is one of the largest delivery staffing vendors in California according to their website. The have 52 trucks according to the FMCSA (the Amazon style vehicles typically do not fall under DOT guidance as they are under 10k GVWR).
Freight Broker Live has a call in to Michael Owens, the COO of TBS according to the OR WARN Notice. This story will be updated when additional details become available.
List of recent Amazon contractor layoffs and closures
RCX Logistics filed notice in Texas for 500 workers in various locations throughout the state. They also filed notice in Florida with 72 workers at their Tampa location which they will be closing permanently. Sandy Walker, the V.P. or H.R. with RCX told Freight Broker Live that layoffs were taking place in Alabama as well. State officials told Freight Broker Live 66 additional layoffs in Alabama, although they have not received the official WARN notice yet.
Bear Down Logistics filed notices in Ohio, Virginia, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois that as many as 500 workers would lose their jobs. According to Bloomberg, another facility in Michigan with 120 workers might also be closing although there is no official word as of yet.
A third company, Express Parcel Services filed notice in Florida informing of the loss of the contract and revealed 267 workers would be laid off. Another WARN Notice was filed in Georgia revealing an additional 74 layoffs.
Delivery Force, a Kent Washington based contractor filed WARN acts this week advising of 272 layoffs in WA. Another 24 workers received notice in Kentucky that they would be laid off as well.
Express Pack Services, a North Carolina based courier service filed notice that 51 workers will be laid off.
California based Greenwich Logistics announced last week 408 layoffs in several locations as well as 91 layoffs in PA.
Pinnacle Logistics is laying off 1374 workers in Illinois and 1609 workers in Maryland after Amazon shifts contracted air-cargo operations jobs in-house.
In earlier reporting Letter Ride, Sheard-Loman Transport and Impax Shipping have cut over 2,000 jobs as Amazon cancelled delivery contracts with those carriers.