62 to lose jobs as Tacoma-area Haggen closes

Haggen plans to layoff 62 employees from its Spanaway, Washington, store according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN). WARN notifications are part of a labor law that requires employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 days notice of mass layoffs.

The Spanaway Haggen, south of Tacoma, is closing along with 27 other Haggen stores around the western United States. The Bellingham-based grocer acquired the Spanaway store and most of the other closing stores this year as part of a 146-store expansion.

Haggen is shutting down only one store that it owned before the expansion, a location in Tualatin, Oregon.

Haggen bought 146 grocery stores earlier this year from Albertsons, which sold 168 stores to satisfy Federal Trade Commission antitrust concerns as part of its merger with Safeway.

Read more about Haggen store closures here.

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