Harland Clarke Plans to Shutter Texas Facility, Impacting More Than 100 Workers
SAN ANTONIO—October 20, 2015—Check printing specialist Harland Clarke is slated to close its Base and Specialty Product Fulfillment facility here, a move that will leave more than 100 employees out of work, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
The company reported its plans to the Texas Workforce Commission, indicating it would begin cutting back on staffing by the end of January 2016, with the cuts continuing through June. The newspaper quoted a company spokesperson as saying the job cuts represent less than 1 percent of Harland Clarke's 10,500-plus workforce.
This facility serves as the front end of the check printing process, according to the Express-News, a task that can now be handled through various technologies at numerous facilities across the Harland Clarke network. The company, which also includes direct mail and newspaper free-standing insert specialist Valassis Communications, says it remains committed to check printing.
Harland Clarke is also working with the impacted employees to find them positions within the network chain. Some of the workers could have the chance to relocate. The company is also headquartered in San Antonio and is currently seeking to fill more than 100 positions there and at a contact center.