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Janitorial company lays off 438 Florida employees, 188 locally


  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 7:45 p.m. January 8, 2024
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GDI Integrated Facilities Services, a Montreal janitorial and cleaning services company, is cutting 1,867 employees in the United States, including 438 across Florida, after its contract to work at some Amazon warehouses was canceled.

The company wrote in a letter to several states to meet federal WARN notice requirements that it was eliminating all employees doing work at 27 Amazon warehouses in 10 states. It did not say in the letter why the contract was lost but said it only affected “certain Amazon locations.”

The company does not disclose how many Amazon warehouse it will still work in or what losing the contract will cost it.

Locally, 101 people will lose their jobs in Ruskin; 49 people will lose their jobs in Lakeland; and 38 will lose their jobs in Auburndale. The other Florida layoffs are in Orlando,106; Opa-locka, 99; and Deltona, 45.

The letter did not give specifics on when the jobs would end, but according to Florida’s WARN database, the layoff date for the employees in the state is March 5.

Outside of Florida, the company cut jobs at Amazon warehouses in South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana and Kentucky.

GDI writes on its website that it services 1 billion square feet and has 30,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. According to its most recent earnings report, third-quarter revenue was up 9% from the same period the previous year to $615 million.   

 

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Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the deputy managing editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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