Private Prisons Operator CoreCivic Laying Off 500-Plus Workers Across Texas
Formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, the company is laying off workers in Jack, Willacy and Rusk counties.
AUSTIN, TX — Nashville-based CoreCivic, a company formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America that owns and manages private prisons, is laying off more than 500 employees throughout Texas after failing to retain a contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, according to state filings.
The company notified the Texas Workers Commission of its plans to lay off 518 workers at facilities in Rusk, Willacy and Rusk counties. The notifications are in compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requiring employers with at least 100 workers to give a 60-day advance notification of mass layoffs.