Albertsons Expected to Continue Layoffs
As many as 100 employees at Albertsons supermarkets in Southern California could get pink slips as the company adjusts its staffing in reaction to slower sales at the former Lucky stores that the company acquired last year, according to a union. About 20 employees in the Orange County area were terminated this week, and an official from the United Food and Commercial Workers union expects at least 15 to 20 more to be laid off in Orange County. “Because of a slackening in business, they’re having to reduce the number of hours in stores,” said Greg Conger, secretary-treasurer of Local 324. Conger estimates that as many as 100 employees in Los Angeles and Riverside counties could be let go.