American Apparel laying off 1,500 employees

About 1,500 American Apparel employees are slated for dismissal following an investigation last year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In July, ICE informed the company that a review of the government’s databases revealed that as many as 1,500 of the Los Angeles–based manufacturer/retailer’s employees do not appear to be authorized to work in the United States. The employees were given time to “resolve the discrepancies in their work records or present valid identification and employment-eligibility documents,” according to an American Apparel statement at the time.

American Apparel founder and Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney posted “A Farewell Letter” to employees on the company’s blog,

and here is the letter A.A.'s CEO wrote to all 1,500 soon to be unemployed, former employees.

Dov's Letter to Employees

(via apparelnews.net)

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