RALEIGH – Layoffs in North Carolina have begun to affect workers in the state, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s first issued WARN report of 2023.

A filing obtained by WRAL TechWire shows that four workers who reside in the state will be laid off on or before March 5, 2023 from Monitronics International, Inc., d/b/a Brinks Home (“Brinks Home”).

The company states that it is “reducing its workforce by eliminating field service offices in certain locations” in a required legal notice sent to state officials under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

In total, Brinks Home will eliminate 81 positions, 14 of which are salaried employees and 67 of which are hourly employees, with four such positions filled by people who live in North Carolina.

The notice filed by the Texas-headquartered home security company is signed by its chief people officer, Dinesh Kalwani, and is dated on January 4, 2023.

According to 25 years of WARN filings obtained from the North Carolina Department of Commerce in December, 2022 saw the fewest number of qualifying mass layoffs or plant closures in the prior 25 years, with the fewest number of layoffs.

Still, though, concerns about the economy and pending layoffs, particularly in the tech sector, are giving some workers concern.

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