Friday, February 1, 2008

Clark Foodservice layoffs possible in South Bend

The South Bend Tribune reports the possibility of layoffs at Clark Foodservice in South Bend:

While U.S. Foodservice was announcing Thursday that it had entered into an agreement with Clark National Inc., members of Teamsters Local 364 were bracing for a different type of news.

Bob Warnock III, president of Teamsters 364, confirmed Thursday the union would be meeting with company officials to find out about layoffs this morning at Clark Foodservice at 1901 N. Bendix Drive. It is part of a division of Clark National.

“We have 80 union members who will lose their jobs,” Warnock said. “These guys are devastated. Some of these guys have worked their whole lives there.”Warnock said he could not confirm any other numbers about nonunion members’ jobs being lost.

“The company is meeting with the members at Clark Foods at 5 a.m.,” he said. “That’s when company officials will tell us everything and explain things to the drivers and warehouse employees.”

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