There’s a growing list of companies on the Indiana Department of Workforce Development WARN notice list which illustrates the expanding number of Hoosiers losing their jobs due to COVID-19.
As of Monday afternoon, there were five new companies, including Charlestown-based Mitchell Plastics. The company told the state it is implementing a temporary layoff and shutdown of its two plants, totaling 380 employees.
The company is a parts supplier to Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Ford Motor Co. Both of those automakers announced last week they are suspending production at their auto assembly plants.
Mitchell Plastics said in its warning to the state, “We hope to recall employees once our customers resume manufacturing operations.”
The plastics manufacturer said no severance pay was provided, but it will continue insurance benefits during the temporary shutdown.
Many of the other layoffs are connected to the hospitality sector.
The Indianapolis Marriott East on East 21st Street told the state it is laying off 98 workers. The notice says the mass layoff is temporary and the layoffs started Monday.
The Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing issued a WARN notice that 65 employees will be laid off this week. The Sheraton says these cuts are permanent.
Le Meridian Indianapolis in downtown Indy said 33 workers will be temporarily laid off due to the coronavirus.
The Double Tree in Evansville told the state it started laying off 76 workers on Monday and plan to finish the process by midweek. The company says the layoffs are temporary.
The notices for all four hotels came from the same hotel management company, but that name was not listed on the notification.