Austintown trucking company announces layoffs

AUSTINTOWN — Comprehensive Logistics Inc., an Austintown-based company that ships automotive parts for the General Motors Corp. Assembly Plant in Lordstown, filed a notice this week stating it would be laying off “a significant portion” of its workforce on June 15.

The company filed the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN Act, which mandates that employers give 60 days’ notice of a mass layoff. The notice is sent to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The company said that it has not yet determined how many workers would be affected. Attempts to reach the company Thursday were unsuccessful.

The notice comes after the GM Complex in Lordstown announced April 13 that it would eliminate its second production shift, cutting approximately 1,500 jobs.

Comprehensive Logistics is the third area company to announce layoffs following GM’s decision. Source Providers, a subsidiary of Comprehensive Logistics, said on April 20 it plans to eliminate nearly 125 jobs when GM layoffs begin in June.

Lordstown Seating Systems, which provides seats for the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze, said on April 18 it will permanently let go of about 83 hourly employees, and possibly a few salaried employees, between June 15 and 29.

GM said layoffs at the Lordstown complex were a byproduct of a consumer shift toward SUVs and trucks.