By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun
5:31 PM EDT, August 8, 2011
Two companies are warning state regulators that they will collectively be laying off about 150 employees, the state said Monday.
Capital One Financial Corp. told the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation that it planned to cut 54 jobs from its information technology department in Laurel, with layoffs starting in October and continuing into January. The company is based in McLean, Va.
Separately, federal contractor Omni Corp., which provides property maintenance, repair and other services, said it would lay off 97 employees in the Frederick County community of Emmitsburg Oct. 1.
New Mexico-based Omni told the state that its contract to provide services at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg would not be renewed because the work is moving in-house.
Omni could not be reached for comment. A Capital One spokesman said laid-off employees would receive "extensive" career transition services, while those who are full-time workers would also be eligible for severance and retraining assistance.
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