One of the largest school uniform manufacturers in the country is relocating to Texas and laying off over 70 employees in the process, but it's unclear how many jobs will be available in the new location.

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A company that describes itself as 'the #1 school uniform provider in the USA' on its website, Dennis Uniform has notified state regulators that the Portland-based company plans to relocate its decoration and warehousing operations to a 'more centralized' area in Texas.

Dennis Uniform Relocation

Dennis Uniform offers custom uniforms for schools Pre-K through 12th grade.

The company said the layoffs would be permanent, and employees will lose their jobs by November 1st, according to The company confirmed the relocation in a letter to Portland under the Workers’ Adjustment Notification Retraining Act.

Out of the 71 jobs eliminated, 32 positions were cut in warehouse operations, 15 in logo production, 15 in embroidery clipping, and 9 in screening. The affected workers were notified last week about the impending layoff. Dennis Uniform will still have operations in Portland, with 20 to 30 workers keeping jobs there.

What is the WARN Act?

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 is a US labor law requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide the workers, their families, and affected communities with advance notice of 60 calendar-days when closing a plant and reducing staff.

Dennis Uniform currently has four stores in Texas, with retail locations in El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, and Sunset Valley, but has not confirmed where the relocated plant will be.

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According to real estate website Hartman, Dennis Uniform is one of many companies relocating offices to the state of Texas, including Chevron, Hewlett Packard, Amazon, and Oracle.

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