The weight loss and management company Jenny Craig, which has nine locations across Nassau and Suffolk counties, reportedly told employees it will close its doors, according to internal documents obtained by NBC News.
The company told workers in an email late Tuesday it would close “due to its inability to secure additional financing,” according to the report. The last day for corporate and field employees who are salaried will be May 5, the news outlet reported. The last day for center workers who are hourly was Tuesday.
The employees have further been informed that there may be mass layoffs as it begins “winding down physical operations” and hunts for a buyer, according to communications the weight-loss company sent some staffers this week.
The company said it “has been going through a sales process for the last couple of months,” according to a document titled “Jenny Craig Company Transition FAQs” that was dated Tuesday and provided to NBC News.
“We do not know the exact employees/groups whom will be impacted, and if any employees may be retained. As a result, we would suggest that you anticipate that your employment may be impacted and begin to seek other employment,” it said.
Based in Carlsbad, California, Jenny Craig has about 500 company-owned and franchised locations across the country. The Jenny Craig program helps give people structure and support as they try to lose weight, and helps them learn how to keep it off. The program provides nutritional meals such as entrées, desserts and snacks, as well as individual coaching.
Jenny Craig and her late husband, Sid, opened their first Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center in 1983.
The chain has said it could close its corporate offices as early as Friday, WPVI reported Monday. The company told employees it was transitioning to an e-commerce model, according to the TV station.
The Long Island locations: