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Apeel plans layoffs in 2023 

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Food innovation company Apeel BB #:345580 plans to lay off nearly 100 workers next year. 

The Pacific Coast Business Times reported that Apeel filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, known as WARN, to the state of California last week.

The WARN Act requires employers to file a notice when laying off more than 50 employees in California or when shutting down a facility.

The Times reports that Apeel filed three separate notices, each indicating a separate number of layoffs. The filing said the Apeel plans to lay off 71 employees by January 15, another 11 by March 31, and the final round of workers, 14, by June 30. 

An Apeel spokesperson told the Times that Apeel plans to lay off 120 workers across North America, Europe, and South America, but it does not plan to move its headquarters from Goleta, CA, in Santa Barbara County, to another location following the layoffs. 

“Santa Barbara played an important role in our origin and will continue to do so moving forward,” the spokesperson told the Times


Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services