ORONO – An Orono business said it’s downsizing. The reason? The increased minimum wage.
NexxLinx has announced that it will lay off more than 100 employees effective March 31st.
The company will also be closing its call center at 3 Godfrey Drive and move into a smaller location nearby.
NexxLinx chief corporate communications officer Stephen Smith said a number of local economic trends, including the passage of the minimum wage referendum, led to these decisions.
About 70 people will stay employed in Orono.
We’re told those who are being let go will see a temporary pay raise until they are out of a job at the end of March.