2 business closures to mean 240 Illinois job cuts

May 4, 2012

Associated Press

Two southwestern Illinois companies are expected to close, and that means nearly 240 workers will lose their jobs within weeks.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Durham School Services in Belleville and a Carlyle-based injection molding company called Fortis Plastics LLC will be going out of business by the end of June.

That's according to a new report from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The department says Durham School Services has lost a contract and will begin laying off 131 employees on May 31.

No reason was cited for the closure of Fortis Plastics, where 108 workers will be laid off in June.