First “mass” layoff notice of 2013 filed for Suzuki of New Haven

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Well, the state Labor Department received its first mass layoff notice of the year this week from American Suzuki Motor of New Haven, which reported it is laying off 1 person on March 14.

It’s unclear why the company filed for just 1 person. The filing said it is not shutting down.

Usually, the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act only hits companies with 100 or more employees who are closing down the company or a division with 50 or more people, or are cutting 33 percent of the workforce at the company or a division. There are other provisions as well.

The department received the notice on Jan. 14, which is the second longest stretch in January Connecticut has had without a mass layoff notice. In January of 2008, no mass layoff notices were received until the 22nd.

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Rob Varnon

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