The Press-Enterprise, which serves the Inland Empire in Southern California, is reporting that LuLaRoe will permanently lay off 167 workers at its Corona, California distribution center.
The layoffs were listed as a permanent closure of the facility in a notification received Wednesday, Oct. 23, by the state’s Employment Development Department. The state of California requires employers to report pending layoffs at least 60 days in advance or else they must pay the workers for that period.
According to the report, all the positions described in the notification were warehouse jobs. LuLaRoe’s distribution center is at 1375 Sampson Ave.; its corporate headquarters is on Temescal Canyon Road.
Tonya Llamas, Vice President, Corporate Communications at LuLaRoe gave DSN the following statement:
On Monday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 22nd, we announced the closing of one of our distribution centers, in Corona, CA—where currently 167 employees are assigned. Understanding the significant impact this decision would have in the lives of so many families and the local community—this decision was not made lightly; and was a sole effort to meet the immediate and long term business and operational demands needed to continue pioneering the social retail industry.
We value every single team member here at LuLaRoe and have ensured all 167 employees connect with staffing agencies. We also plan to provide recommendation letters and resume assistance will be available. Our hope is for their bright future, knowing they will continue to succeed and shine on the road ahead.
Our goal as a company is to create even more cohesion, while streamlining day-to-day operations—in order to continue serving the lives of the LuLaRoe community.
While we will be moving shipping operations to our East Coast distribution center in South Carolina, LuLaRoe will remain headquartered in Corona, CA, where we serve a network of Independent Fashion Retailers all across the United States.