Layoffs at Barre cleaning company

BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) At least 10 people are out of a job in Barre and one tells us it happened abruptly and without much explanation.

Accuworx Incorporated provides industrial cleaning and waste management services. Its Northeast branch had an office in Barre. Employees there got an email this week saying Accuworx Northeast is ceasing operation immediately.

The company said, in part, "It does not take this decision lightly, and it understands the personal consequences of this decision on... employees, particularly in connection with the end of year holidays... Unfortunately... business does not appear to be able to become viable within the reasonably foreseeable future, and is therefore unsustainable, under current market conditions."

Vermont's labor commissioner tells WCAX News the state is ready to help workers transition and to help find them jobs.