Winnebago Notifies Ore. of Timeline for Job Cuts (2/8/2019)

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Winnebago Industries Inc. notified state and local officials Wednesday of plans to "permanently close" the RV maker's plant on East 1st Ave. in Junction City, Ore.

KMTR reported that the company also set out a schedule for when it plans to conduct layoffs, as well as the category of worker to be cut.

The notification is part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification or WARN Act. The 1988 federal law requires companies to provide advance notification of large layoffs.

"Winnebago will permanently close its plant located at 135 E. 1st Avenue, Junction City, OR 97448, between the dates of April 5, 2019, and June 14, 2019," Brian Hazelton, a Winnebago vice president, wrote. "This closure will involve the entire plant located at that address.”

The company offered this timeline:

  • April 5: 22 employees
  • April 19: 22 employees
  • May 10: 49 employees
  • June 14: 45 employees

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