Mass layoffs no easy taskMulti-layered approach helps with transitionBy Martin Kingston04/07/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2014 In April 2010, Automodular — a manufacturer of car parts based in Ajax, Ont. — was given bad news: A major customer was cancelling its contracts for sub-assembly and sequencing services as of September 2010.As a result, the manufacturer would be forced to close a facility in Oshawa, Ont., and terminate most of the employees at that location — 70 unionized and 23 non-union workers. Upon learning of the contract cancellation, the 650-employee company invited all employees to attend a town hall meeting where the decision was shared. HR also filed a notice of mass termination with the Ministry of Labour and subsequently posted the notice at the affected plant. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.