Cookie company firing over 100 employees at Orlando area factory

A company specializing in cookies and other baked goods has announced its plans to permanently shut down its Orlando-area factory and lay off more than 130 employees.

David’s Cookies, a division of Fairfield Gourmet Foods, recently made the announcement in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filing with the Florida Department of Commerce.

Fairfield Gourmet Foods stated in the filing that its facility located at 150 National Place in Longwood will be closed by no later than December 31, 2024, though an exact date has “not yet (been) determined.”

This closure will eliminate all manufacturing and administration positions at the facility, affecting a total of 137 employees. According to the company, terminations are expected to occur between July 31 and August 31, 2024.

The company stated in the filing that prior to termination, all affected employees may be placed on an on-call status with pay and current insurance benefits.

All job losses will be permanent and the affected employees have no bumping rights, according to the filing.

Founded in 1979, David’s Cookies is headquartered in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. The company offers a wide range of giftable baked goods including cookies, brownies, muffins, and cakes, according to its website.

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