Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Leggett & Platt lays off 422 workers at Carthage facility
The company said the workers at Branch One, 229 N. McGregor, Carthage, were on "temporary, unpaid layoffs.
"These layoffs will continue indefinitely, but are intended to be temporary and last less than six months."
The layoffs occurred, the notice said "because of COVID-19-related business circumstances that were not reasonably foreseeable.
"We would like to have given more notice of this action, but were unable to do so because of how quickly our operations were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization's pandemic declaration on March 11, the President's declaration of a national emergency on March 13 and other related government announcements and actions."