Two companies have announced plans to lay off employees in Plainfield and Indianapolis. In separate notices to the state, the companies said the moves will affect a total of 177 workers.
Pennsylvania-based Allied Universal Security Services says it will let go 48 employees on July 10. The company says it provides staffing services at Simon Property Group Inc.’s (NYSE: SPG) Operational Intelligence Center at Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis.
Allied Universal says it was notified by Simon this week that the retail giant plans to “significantly reduce” the number of employees it contracts with Allied Universal to provide at the OIC.
The company says the layoffs are expected to be permanent, however the affected employees will be eligible for rehire if “other suitable positions” become available.
Illinois-based Medline Industries Inc. has announced plans to close its location in Plainfield, resulting in the layoffs of 129 employees. The company, which manufactures and distributes medical supplies, says it made the decision to move operations from the facility to its recently-completed, 1.1 million-square-foot distribution center in Jeffersonville.
“This was a difficult decision for our company,” Medline said in a statement to Inside INdiana Business. “All Plainfield team members are encouraged to apply for open positions at Medline’s Jeffersonville distribution center or any of our 45 distribution centers and 22 manufacturing facilities across the U.S. We are also offering relocation assistance for employees who take new positions with Medline and move more than two hours away.”
The first layoffs are expected to begin August 28, with additional layoffs taking place between then and December 15, when the entire facility will be closed.
The company says employees who decide not to transfer will be offered both a severance package and job placement services.