COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - 411 workers are trying to figure out their next steps after the abrupt closure of a Kroger bakery in Columbus, Ohio eliminated their jobs.
The Cincinnati-based Kroger grocery store chain announced the closure of its 90-year-old bakery in Columbus on Feb. 11, due to the "outdated layout and age" of the plant's equipment.
Kroger says workers will be paid 60 days before receiving a severance based on their years of service, as outlined in a collective bargaining agreement.
The company is encouraging the bakery workers to apply for jobs at other Kroger facilities.
Chase Ragland, who worked at the bakery for almost seven years, tells The Columbus Dispatch he's looking for another job while hoping to go back to school for a physical therapy degree.