Aerosoles maker plans to cut 140-plus jobs at HQ

Aerogroup International Inc., the Edison-based maker of Aerosoles footwear that filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year, is laying off more than 140 employees at its headquarters early next year, according to a federal WARN notice filed with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The company said in the notice that it is cutting jobs due to the restructuring under the Sept. 15 bankruptcy filing. It anticipates 141 workers will lose their jobs, in departments including accounting, creative services, information technology and more.

According to the notice, the layoffs would take place between Jan. 8 and Jan. 21, 2018.

Affected employees will not receive severance or non-COBRA benefits, according to the notice.

WARN notices usually cover mass layoffs or facility closings under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1989.