Thursday, 25 January 2024 13:49

Quad Graphics Closing Saratoga Facility: 400+ Jobs Lost; Community Steps Up

Photo by Super Source Media Studios. Photo by Super Source Media Studios.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Quad Graphics, a magazine printing company, is closing its Saratoga Springs facility by May 4 of this year, according to multiple reports. A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed with the New York State Department of Labor last Friday stated that all 406 employees at the site would be affected by the closure. Layoffs are expected to begin on March 2 and end by May 4, according to the notice.

Multiple local organizations issued responses to news of the facility’s closure. 

Phil Barrett, Saratoga County Chairman of the Board, said that “as the lowest taxed county in New York State, Saratoga County does everything possible at the local government level to maintain positive policies that keep the cost of doing business low here. The Saratoga County Department of Workforce Development will work to identify new career opportunities for displaced employees and the County will continue to work closely with Saratoga County Economic Development Corporation and our local Chamber of Commerce to attract new private sector business investments in Saratoga County.”

Greg Connors of the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation said it was “a blow to lose the company as an employer, but we understand that industry conditions have changed, and Quad must adapt as they see fit. In the coming weeks, I will convene meetings with members of the business community and local elected officials to address with our partners the important issue of finding new opportunities in the Saratoga/Capital Region for the 450 displaced employees. I believe the future remains bright across many sectors in our local economy. SEDC is working doggedly to expand business in Saratoga County and bring new employers to our region.” 

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce stated in an X post that “assisting those employees must be priority number one, and we are already hearing from area employers with job openings.” The post then linked to www.saratoga.org/find-saratoga-area-jobs/.

As of press time, Quad Graphics had not responded to multiple requests for comment.

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