Kroger closes Columbus Bakery, lays off more than 400 employees

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More than 400 Kroger employees lost their jobs Monday.The news came without warning, during a morning staff meeting.Kroger is shutting down production at its Columbus Bakery, effective immediately.With the closure, 411 employees are out of a job."We didn't see it coming," said employee Renee Watson. "It was just like a hit in the stomach. It's just like we're all in shock."Dawn Harris has worked at the Kroger Bakery for 19 years.It all came to an end in less than 15 minutes."They just told us to go out in the hallway, line up and get our package, and we're done," she said. "A lot of girls was crying and things. I can understand - this is their job. this is their family."Dawn says her husband is on disability, and she has a teenager to provide for,...

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Kroger closes Columbus Bakery, lays off more than 400 employees

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