published Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

U.S. Xpress lays off 20 local staff in Chattanooga

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    The U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. headquarters is located near the intersection of Bonny Oaks Drive and I-75 in East Brainerd.
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U.S. Xpress Enterprises has cut another 20 jobs at its Chattanooga headquarters as part of a reorganization of the company's night and weekend shipping operation.

The trucking giant made a similar layoff of 16 workers in October.

"We still added more [employees] than we cut this year" in Chattanooga, company spokesman Greg Thompson. Severance was offered to those leaving the company, but Thompson declined to discuss specifics.

U.S. Xpress is one of the nation's largest transportation carriers with more than 10,000 employees, including more than 1,000 workers at its Chattanooga and nearby Tunnel Hill, Ga., facilities.

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Winner said...

Merry Christmas! Perfect timing, USX. I'm sure those hefty severance packages (1 weeks pay is my guess) will go a long way towards making this a Christmas to remember!

December 21, 2011 at 7:53 a.m.
Awakened88 said...

My brother works there. I used to work for them in HR, but found a new job (thank God!) several months ago. They've been getting rid of people non-stop for the past few months. They try to time it in such a way that it doesn't get any coverage in the press. They are really hurting financially and are trying everything they can think of to show some good numbers before the end of the year. They've even hired an outside firm to evaluate the entire business from the top down and make suggestions on where to cut. My advice to anyone that works there is to get out before they walk you out.

December 21, 2011 at 9:06 a.m.
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