AM I NEXT? NO LOVE AT CHESAPEAKE BAY CANDLE

Am I Next? Chesapeake Bay Candle shutters manufacturing facility.

Rockville, Maryland-based Chesapeake Bay Candle, a manufacturer and marketer of premium candles and other scented products, has announced that it will be closing their 125,000-square-foot Glen Burnie, Maryland manufacturing facility which will result in the layoffs of 125 full-time employees. The decision was driven by the company’s purchase in 2017 by Hoboken, New Jersey-based Newell Brands, best known for iconic brands like Paper Mate, Sharpie, Elmer’s, Coleman, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid, and competitor Yankee Candle.

Operations will be transferred to Newell’s Home Fragrance Division in Whatley, Massachusetts, the home of Yankee Candle. There is no doubt that there will be significant synergies and cost reduction as the two companies share designers, manufacturing, administrative and fulfillment operations.

Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?

AM I NEXT? LAYOFFS AT 31 GIFTS

Am I Next? Thirty-one Gifts closing distribution center.

Columbus, Ohio-based Thirty-One Gifts, a direct-selling company providing home organization products through its independent consultants, has announced that it will be closing its Columbus, Ohio distribution center and laying off approximately 620 employees. The company plans to move operations to its 651,000 square-foot national distribution center in Flower Mound, Texas. According to the founder and CEO, Cindy Monroe, “We’re anticipating sizable growth in these markets, so it makes sense to run our distribution center in this region.”

There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?

AM I NEXT? NO LOVE AT BAXTER INTERNATIONAL

Am I Next? Baxter International layoffs in Medina, New York

Deerfield, Illinois-based Baxter International, Fortune 500 healthcare company, has announced that it will be laying off 131 workers in its Medina, New York facility.

It will be transitioning its repair and maintenance operations for its Spectrum infusion pump to another Baxter facility in Illinois. The company will continue to manufacture its Spectrum infusion pump at the Medina facility.

According to a company spokesperson, the medical device company’s decision was based on a routine operational review. In corporate-speak, “The decision follows an analysis of how best to meet patient needs and ensure timely supply for customers. We expect to complete this transition in the first quarter of 2019. In the meantime, we recognize that these decisions are difficult for individuals who are impacted.”

Are you wondering, Am I Next?