The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has announced more than 4,000 projected job losses this month.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has announced more than 4,000 projected job losses this month.
Approximately 335 jobs will be lost at the Wilmington Air Park, according to three WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) notices posted by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Monday.

Gary Stover, president of LGSTX Cargo Services, Inc., writes that the business will “lay off all of its employees from its Wilmington location at 145 Hunter Drive, Wilmington,” along with closing the facility in Building F.

 


“Both the layoff and the closure are expected to be permanent,” according to the letter.

LGSTX Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), which also includes Airborne and ABX Air. According to the ATSG website, LGSTX Services, Inc. “is an established provider of airport support services with 30 years of experience in facilities maintenance, material handling equipment installation and maintenance, equipment/vehicle maintenance and repair, jet fuel and deicing services. LGSTX provides exceptional services that meet a diverse range of customer needs.”

All 296 employees, which primarily consist of cargo handlers as well as load planners, are expected to be “terminated on the same day” this spring, and they are not represented by a labor union, according to the letter.

A second letter from Stover announced the layoff of 30 more employees from LGSTX, including aircraft de-icers, mechanics, CDL drivers and other specialized positions.

Additionally, Global Flight Source, which is also headquartered in Wilmington and an ATSG subsidiary, will be laying off two control tower operators, according to a third letter from Stover. According to the ATSG website, Global Flight Source is an “all-inclusive provider for flight dispatching, flight following, flight planning, flight control/dispatch training and other flight support services.”

“The Company anticipates that the affected employees will be terminated during a 14-day period commencing on April 30,” Stover said in the letters.

The WARN notices are online at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/warn/current.stm.