Skip to comments.Local businesses announce closing, layoffs (55 Laid Off Today)
Posted on 11/09/2012 2:19:34 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
The economy has taken a toll on two long-established family businesses in Luzerne County.
Bartikowsky Jewelers, a landmark business in downtown Wilkes-Barre for 125 years, will close its doors in January and is starting a "going out of business" sale on Tuesday, owners Lynn and Mac Ahmad said today.
Twenty-five people will lose their jobs and many of them have been employed by the business for decades, they said.
Penn Refrigeration in Hanover Township, which has been in business for 68 years, is laying off about 30 employees as of 3:30 p.m. today, co-owner Al Finarelli Jr. said today. He blamed the layoffs on the economy.
"All we can say is we had a major layoff and more information will follow," Finarelli said. "We're early in the process and we don't know what direction we're going."
Atlas is starting to shrug, christmas season will get interesting....
Elections have consequences
Just movin’ Forward.....
The past two days have been brutal and it’s only just begun.
Welcome to the reality of Obama’s and the democrat’s world.
Quick, find a traitor that voted for the bastard and thank him/her.
I hope those that have lost their jobs know that Obama is already on vacation.... or is about to head out.
Please xplain 29ers.... I am confused...
Condolences to Lynn and Mac Ahmad. I hope you closed before you were overcome with debt. Congratulations for not asking the government to bail you out.
HOORAY Al Finarelli Jr. at Penn Refrigeration! Prepare. Persevere.