A fleet management and maintenance services company has announced plans to lay off 25 employees in Fort Wayne. First Vehicle Services says its contract to provide automotive repair services for the city’s fleet is not being renewed, leading to the layoffs which will begin in September.
In a notice to the state, the company said "we were unsuccessful with our bid to retain their business." As a result, the company plans to terminate its services on September 28, and the layoffs associated with the move will be permanent.
First Vehicle Services says all positions within the Fort Wayne office will be affected by the move. The company is a subsidiary of Scotland-based FirstGroup plc.