As Shopko has exited the Boise market, it will also close down a large distribution center near the Boise Airport.
The news comes in the form of a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice. The
“Spectrum America Supply Chain Solutions will be permanently closing its facility… This unfortunate action is being taken as a result of a significant reduction in our customers’ business portfolio.”
The letter said the shutdown will cost 111 jobs, with 103 of those being hourly positions, and another 8 salaried.
The cuts will not start until at least April 15th, Spectrum America told the State of Idaho in its notification letter. The largest categories affected are 34 merchandise handler jobs, 18 merchandise processor positions
“Idaho Department of Labor staff are on site at Spectrum America today, briefing the affected employees on the rapid response services available to them which
Labor officials are also working to put together a job fair on March 18th.
Shopko has closed or will close each of its Treasure Valley stores. Liquidation sales are underway at each location. The chain has entered bankruptcy protection.