A major manufacturer of apparel has announced it is shutting down its operations in the city’s west side.
Delta Galil, 1501 W. Third St., a global company that employs 23,000 associates, and an unspecified number of workers locally, gave notification to Mayor Derek Slaughter that it was shutting down its local business operation.
Slaughter confirmed on Tuesday that he received the company Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification. Such notice is meant to protects employees, their families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 calendar-day advance notification of plant closings and mass layoffs of employees.
A Delta Galil spokesman referred questions to its human resources department on the closing and the number of job losses. Attempts to reach company leadership, which began on Friday, were not successful.
“Any time a business leaves it is a hit to the local economy,” Slaughter said.
The closure comes during a time when Slaughter said he is working on an economic recovery plan.
The mayor said he remains hopeful the plan will “sustain and retain business in the city.”
“We are in a good position to attract new business on the other side of the pandemic,” he said.
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