Significant Job Loss As Ayr's Hyndman Transport Closes
Local Politicians Offer Resources To Assist Employees Of Hyndman Transport
AYR, ONTARIO - Celadon Group Inc. announced Monday morning that it had filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware along with its 25 affiliates. Locally, Hyndman Transport with business locations in Ayr and Wroxeter are affected as they are a division of Celadon. Approximately 400 Hyndman Transport employees in Ontario are affected by this closure.
“The Township extends our heartfelt thoughts and support to the displaced employees and their families that work for Hyndman Transport. The impacts on the employees and their families, especially at this time of year as we approach the holiday season, makes these job losses even more significant”, said Mayor Sue Foxton. “Since the announcement yesterday, we have reached out and have started to work with Federal MP Bryan May, Provincial MPP Belinda Karahalios and Chair Karen Redman at the Region of Waterloo so that together with community, regional, provincial, and federal partners we can respond and assist the employees of Hyndman Transport.”
As programs and initiatives are developed through this broad coalition of community, regional, provincial and federal partners, the employees of Hyndman Transport will be updated.
“There are many local resources available to help those who are looking for new employment, and several federal programs to provide financial support. As always, my office is available to help those who are experiencing this difficult time in accessing Employment Insurance and other federal programs”, said Member of Parliament Bryan May.
Service Canada and the office of MP Bryan May can provide assistance with issues relating to termination including applying for and receiving Employment Insurance and obtaining documents like a Record of Employment.
In the short term, all employees are encouraged to seek out resources and assistance from the federal government, including Employment Insurance at www.Canada.ca/EI.
Greg Durocher from the Cambridge Chamber has also offered to be a resource for local businesses looking to connect with drivers and drivers looking for transportation businesses.