WESTMINSTER — Employees at Random House Inc. on Hahn Road will be taking voluntaryweeklong layoffs during May and June, the personnel director said.
Every year at this time, the work load for warehouse employees slows down, said William Gavin. It picks up again after July 4, he said.
"The Christmas rush begins in July," Gavin said.
Random House stores books and distributes them around the world. The company has about 1,200 workers.
During May, about 80 employees will be laid off each week, he said. The number of employees to be laid off in June has not been determined yet, he said.
HAVILAH INN SOLD
TANEYTOWN -- A Union Bridge resident has agreed to buy the Havilah Inn on Route 140 and will continue to operate the bar and restaurant under the same name, said Joseph E. Fitzgerald, who owned the inn for 15 years.
R. Leon Rebert, 51, has signed a contract to buythe restaurant and the five acres it sits on, county liquor board records show.
Rebert is vice president and
business manager for Thunderhead Bowling Lanes in the 140 Village Shopping Center in Westminster, records show. He has worked there for 15 years.
Fitzgerald,who will retire, said Rebert does not plan any major changes at the Havilah Inn.
Rebert agreed to purchase the land and buildings for $370,750, liquor board records show. He will be the sole owner, records say.
Fitzgerald had been trying to sell the business since lastyear because he is plagued by health problems. At an auction in November, he rejected a bid of $465,000. The land and buildings had been appraised at $635,000.