Massive Businesses Now Advise of Upcoming Layoffs in Washington

Massive businesses now advise of upcoming layoffs in Washington according to the latest WARN notices filed with the state.

It’s important to note that under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, an employer with more than 100 full-time workers must provide a 60-day notice before laying off 50 or more people at a single site.

These notices must be filed with the Washington Employment Security Department.

This week, two new businesses are advising of upcoming layoffs in Washington state.

New Columbia Fruit Packers are closing a facility in Yakima affecting a total of 216 employees by August 16.

Prestige Care has also advised that it is laying off a total of 150 staff in Vancouver.

However, these are just the latest WARN filings in Washington.

Below is a list of other businesses laying off in Washington this year:

  • Roy Farms laid off 129 staff in Moxee last month.
  • Amazon is closing a warehouse facility in Tukwila where 172 staff work.
  • Lululemon filed a layoff notice advising that 128 staff in Sumner will lose their jobs on June 21.
  • Online travel agency Expedia advised 36 staff in their Seattle office will be laid off on August 1
  • Block is laying off staff in its Vancouver office on June 3.
  • Plug Power is closing at the end of June, resulting in the loss of 107 jobs in the Spokane Valley.
  • Pfizer is closing a facility in Everitt, leading to 119 staff losing their jobs on June 3
  • Block is laying off staff in Vancouver on June 3.
  • TEKSystems laid off 86 staff in their Redmond office on May 25.
  • BAE Systems laid off 54 staff in Keyport and Silverdale.
  • The American Queen Steamboat Company is ceasing operations, resulting in 508 staff in Clarkston and Vancouver losing their jobs.
  • 76 staff at Output Services Group in Renton lost their jobs.
  • AIDC USA is laid off staff in Bothell on May 11.
Layoffs in Washington 2024.
Layoffs in Washington 2024.

Are layoffs growing in Washington state?

So far in 2024, there has been approximately 7,189 employee layoffs in Washington state across 37 businesses according to the latest WARN data.

For more layoff news and updates like this, opt-in for push notifications.

Also Read: Retirees Will Now Receive More Money For Social Security

Other Economy News Today

Market News Today - Massive Businesses Now Advise of Upcoming Layoffs in Washington.
Market News Today – Massive Businesses Now Advise of Upcoming Layoffs in Washington.

Applications for unemployment benefits now surge to new highs, a sign that the white-hot labor market is starting to cool off.

First-time applications for unemployment benefits rose last week to 231,000, the highest level since August, per CNN.

Thursday’s data also showed that the number of continuing claims, or applications from people who have filed for unemployment for at least one week, was 1.78 million.

That’s an increase of 17,000 from the prior week, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The latest numbers come less than a week after the monthly jobs report showed the US economy added just 175,000 positions in April, less than economists expected and a steep drop-off from prior months.

US employers have now added an average of 245,500 jobs per month, versus 2023’s 251,000-per-month average.

Still, hiring remains strong. Although the unemployment rate ticked up to 3.9% last month, it’s the 27th consecutive month that the jobless rate has held under 4%, matching a streak last seen in the late 1960s.

Weekly jobless claims data tends to be volatile but, while one week’s worth of data “does not a trend make,” said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at Fwdbonds.

“We can no longer be sure that calm seas lie ahead for the US economy if today’s weekly jobless claims are any indication.”

Company layoffs are picking up, hinting at caution on the part of companies as they weigh the outlook for the second half of the year,” he wrote in a note Thursday.

The Federal Reserve has been battling inflation by raising its key lending rate in the hopes of slowing the economy.

While the labor market has so far resisted those efforts, remaining white hot for the past 18 months despite 11 rate hikes from the central bank, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said last week that demand has “cooled from its extremely high level of a couple of years ago.”

Ian Shepherdson at Pantheon Economics said in a note Thursday: “We’d need to see at least a month of elevated readings to convince us that the trend really has turned.”

For more news and updates like this, opt-in for push notifications.

Also Read: A Giant Company Now Announces Unexpected Layoffs in Virginia

Market News Published Daily 📰

Market News Today - Massive Businesses Now Advise of Upcoming Layoffs in Washington.
Market News Today – Massive Businesses Now Advise of Upcoming Layoffs in Washington.

Don’t forget to opt-in for push notifications so you don’t miss a single article!

Also, thank you to all of our blog sponsors.

This year we’ve been able to increase push notifications slots making it more convenient than ever for new readers to receive their daily market news and updates.

Our readers can now donate $3 per month to support independent journalism.

For daily news and updates on your favorite stories, opt-in for push notifications.

Follow Frank Nez on X (Twitter)Instagram, or Facebook.

Support Independent Journalism ✍🏻

Support independent journalism for just $3 per month!

Your contributions help power as the cost of widgets and online tools continue to rise.

Thank you for your support!


  1. Frank Nez

    Leave your thoughts below.

  2. Frank Nez

    For more news and updates like this, opt-in for push notifications.

Leave a Reply

© 2024

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑