More than 80 employees at a Corbin business will soon be out of work.
A WARN Act notice provided to the Kentucky Career Center Office of Employment & Training states there will be a “permanent mass layoff” of employees at Benore Logistic Systems off US-25. The layoff comes due to a BMW NAFTA Transportation Agreement that wasn’t continued, according to the notice.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s website, a WARN Act notice offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs. The notice was dated for April 7, and received by the office of employment Monday.
The layoffs are expected to be performed in stages lasting one to two weeks, and will begin April 23. The schedule is as follows:
April 23 to April 29 – three layoffs
April 30 to May 6 – four layoffs
May 7 to May 13 – four layoffs
May 14 to May 20 – nine layoffs
May 21 to June 3 – five layoffs
June 4 to June 10 – 10 layoffs
June 11 to June 17 – 32 layoffs
June 18 to June 24 – six layoffs
June 25 to July 1 – nine layoffs
In all, 82 employees will be affected by the terminations.
Included in the layoff are 73 truck drivers, two transportation supervisors, five technicians (two “A” level, two “B” level and one “C” level), one human resource generalist and one fleet maintenance manager.
Carrie Miller, corporate director of human resources for Benore, was listed as the company’s contact in the notice, though she could not be reached for comment before press time.