After years of seeing only a few WARN notices, the coronavirus driven economic downturn has led to 10 such filings in Delaware so far in 2020.
All filings all came in March
According to the Delaware Department of Labor the following companies have filed for the layoff and plant closing notices. WARN notices are required under federal law for long layoffs or plant closings.
In some cases, the notices are filed in conjunction with changes of ownership.
While the hospitality industry accounts for the bulk of the notices, a Lexus dealer (Koons) and an industrial contractor and fabrication company (MDavis) filed notices.
The Big Fish Restaurant Group, which has dining locations in Sussex and New Castle counties that were closed by the emergency order from Gov. John Carney shed 600 jobs.
Platinum Dining Group, which operates Taverna, Lemons & Capers and other restaurants in New Castle County listed 408 jobs.
Click on the highlighted name of the company for the number of employees affected. The company information includes the zip code.
|American Bread Company LLC Panera Bread in Delaware||Cleveland||44102||1||03/16/2020|
|Ashby Hospitality Group McGlynn’s, Deer Park||Newark||19711||1||03/16/2020|
|Big Fish Restaurant Group Big Fish Grill and other restaurants||Rehoboth Beach||19971||1||03/16/2020|
|Grotto Pizza||Rehoboth Beach||19971||1||03/23/2020|
|HMShost – Biden Welcome Center||Newark||19725||1||03/20/2020|
|Koons of Wilmington, Inc. Vehicle dealership||Wilmington||19806||1||04/09/2020|
|MDavis Fabricator and contractor||Wilmington||19804||1||03/20/2020|
|Packers Sanitation Services, Inc.||Harbeson||19951||1||03/19/2020|
|Platinum Dining Group Lemons and Capers, Taverna, Redfire and other restaurants||Wilmington||19806||1||03/16/2020|
|Ulysses American Gastropub||Wilmington||19810||1||03/23/2020|
A half dozen smaller companies also filed Non-WARN notices that disclosed a smaller number of layoffs. (See below)
|Go Brit Restaurant||Lewes||19958||1||03/20/2020|
|Go Fish Restaurant||Rehoboth Beach||19971||1||03/20/2020|
|Jakes Seafood II, Inc.||Rehoboth Beach||19971||1||03/16/2020|
|La Casa Pasta||Newark||19702||1||03/23/2020|
|Market Street Funders||Wilmington||19810||1||03/24/2020|
|Six Paupers Restaurant||Hockessin||19707||1||03/23/2020|