UPM-Madison’s paper mill will be laying off some hourly workers. This is part of a cutback announced, as they plan to reduce production of paper for catalogs and brochures for two weeks, Jan. 24 to “on or about” the week of Feb. 9.
JC Penney is closing 33 stores across the country. None of which are located in Maine. The stores being closed are under-performing and will amount to about 2,000 jobs lost. JC Penney has about 1,100 stores in the US of which 12 are located here in the state.
The makers of Jim Beam bourbon announced that it will shut down production at its Lewiston facility and shift that work to a facility in Kentucky. 160 people work in the Beam’s plant in Lewiston that makes Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum.
Geiger of Lewiston plans on laying off more than 100 factory employees and ending the manufacturing side of its' business. The 135 year old company made the announcement Tuesday (Jan. 22) saying it's one of the largest layoffs in the company's history.
Shaw’s Supermarkets announced today that they will lay off about 700 employees throughout New England. The grocery store chain did not reveal how many of those layoffs would take place at the 22 stores in Maine. About 90 affected employees have already been informed and the rest will…