Burris Logistics layoff notice records loss of 78 jobs

Burris Logistics will permanentlylay off 78 people next month at its warehouse in New Castle. A WARN letter sent to the Delaware Department of Labor listed 30 warehouse workers and 19 truck drivers, with the remaining layoffs consisting of managers and clerical staff.

A WARN letter sent to the Delaware Department of Labor listed 30 warehouse workers, 19 truck drivers, with remaining staff to be laid off consisting of managers and clerical workers.

The WARN notices are required under federal law for large layoffs that would trigger job training work. The notices also do not rule out the company finding other slots for displaced workers.

The notices are relatively rare in Delaware and did not include last year’s 1,700-job downsizing at DuPont.

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Officials at Burris did not respond to a request for comment or further information.

Delaware Online reported that layoffs will also take place Burris’ Elkton site and came after the loss of a grocery chain that switched suppliers.

A WARN notice has not been posted on the Maryland labor department’s website.

Burris, a long-time family-owned business based in Milford, owns refrigerated warehouses in the South and East Coast and distributes groceries for Acme and other customers. The company also has freight management and related operations.

The layoffs at the nonunion company also come at a time when demand for truck drivers and warehouse workers is relatively strong based on job postings.

Burris earlier announced plans for a new refrigerated warehouse south of Atlanta. It was later learned that a site in Atlanta would be closed.

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