Datrose to lay off Durham employees

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Datrose Industries Inc. is laying off 167 people in Durham, according to a notice sent to the N.C. Department of Commerce.

The company, based in New York, provides business services for staffing, mail and document management, accounts payable and staffing.

In addition to its offices in New York, the company has offices in Virginia and on Stirrup Creek Drive in Durham, according to its website.

The company notified commerce officials on Monday of the layoff in Durham, which is expected to take effect Aug. 29.

The notification of the lay-off was required under the Working Adjustment and Retraining Act, which requires companies with 100 or more workers to give 60 days’ notice of a massive layoff or plant closing.

According to the notice sent to commerce, Datrose is closing the plant because a client, Kodak Alaris, chose another company for staffing services.

Kodak Alaris is the company created from the U.K. Kodak pension plan’s acquisition of the Kodak Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging business from the Eastman Kodak Co., which emerged from bankruptcy last year.

The letter from Datrose said the company expects to close its entire technical response center in Durham and lay off all of the employees working at or out of that site.

Attempts to reach Datrose or Kodak Alaris officials for comment by deadline Tuesday were not successful.