Last week we learned that YRC is planning to make massive layoffs in the upcoming months. Today we’ve learned that YRC plans to close its Carlstadt, New Jersey hub and layoff 69 employees. The plan also calls for 114 layoffs at the Elizabeth, New Jersey location.
YRC sent a WARN letter to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development about the upcoming layoffs. According to the WARN Act, companies are required to provide a 60-days notice of layoffs to state and local governments.
In the plan, YRC states that most of the laid-off employees will have the option to transfer to another terminal.
“This is all about improving customer service and taking another step to regain a lead position in the North American” market for “LTL” shipments, or those in which a single customer can’t fill an entire trailer, said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight, in announcing its national plan. “This change also moves us closer to sustained profitability.”