Arby’s Closings Leave Employees Jobless

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Ashley Douglas was depending on her next paycheck from her job at Arby’s to catch up with her rent.

But the single mother of three children will have to find another way to pay her bills. Douglas, 29, of Wilkes-Barre, who worked at the Wyoming Valley Mall Arby’s, was among dozens of employees at six Arby’s restaurants in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania who lost their jobs when the businesses closed on Friday.

That was the same day the franchise owner’s Chapter 7 liquidation was approved in federal court.

“That was the only job I was working at for right now,” said Douglas, who is separated and raising her children, ages 7, 4 and 3. “I’m depending on that. I’m trying to find something else. I still owe my landlord the rest of the rent for this month … If I don’t get something to pay for my rent, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

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One comment on “Arby’s Closings Leave Employees Jobless

  1. It is such a shame that companies do this to their employees.They have NO HEART!A lot of people work in these low paying jobs because there is not much more out there for them.Why couldn’t this owner of Arby’s give some type of notice of bankruptcy to their employees so they know what’s going on.I do hope and pray that these poor people get better jobs soon.
    It’s NEVER a good thing when anyone loses a job. This is happening way too often.
    That’s why I believe in tax cuts,so, places like Arby’s can stay in business and create more jobs.

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