Joliet bus company plans 330 layoffs statewide

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A Joliet-based company that provides school-bus services plans to lay off more than 300 employees by the end of June.

Illinois Central School Bus will lay off 330 people at four locations because of lost contracts with school districts, according to notices filed with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The company plans to lay off 106 people in University Park, 76 people in Carbondale, 78 people in Mount Prospect and 70 people in Bartonville, near Peoria.

Nearly 800 planned layoffs in Illinois were reported in April, including ones by OfficeMax Inc., Maryville Behavioral Health Hospital and Ceres Food Group. See the full report.

The state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification requires companies to give the state advance notice before mass layoffs.

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