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Jeld-Wen to Close Yakima, WA Location – 179 Jobs Lost

Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has notified WA State that they are closing their Yakima location effective April 5, 2019, terminating the employment of 179 workers.  Jeld-Wen has indicated they have a policy to assist employees who wish to transfer to their other locations. 

On their website, JELD-WEN notes that they employ approximately 21,000 people worldwide and have manufacturing, distribution and showroom locations across the United States and in 24 countries, located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. Although 179 jobs is a small amount in that context, it is a lot of people losing good jobs in Yakima.

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After 5 Year Run, Arvato to Close Digital Services Center in Yakima, WA

Arvato North America has notified the Washington State Employment Security Department that they will be laying off 168 workers in the Yakima area effective September 28, 2018 due to a closure of their facility.

Arvato opened the customer care center in Yakima in January, 2013 after a search for a suitable home for the venture. The announcement at the time of the opening stated that Yakima was selected by Arvato after conducting an extensive evaluation of communities across the country.

Staff from the local rapid response team and WorkSource center will perform outreach to employees of the organization to ease the transition.