385 workers to lose jobs after Maui resort closure

385 workers to lose jobs after Maui resort closure

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The owner of the Makena Beach & Golf Resort on Maui says the resort will be shutting down, a move that will result in 385 employees being laid off.

The Maui News reports that ATC Makena Holdings LLC said Tuesday the resort will close July 1.

According to the resort's announcement, plans for the site include the development of the Makena Golf & Beach Club, which will be managed by Discover Land Co.

General Manager Declan McCarthy says the resort will work with employees affected by the move to ensure they're prepared to seek other job opportunities.

The Makena resort's closure is the second announcement this year of major layoffs. The state's last sugar plantation will close by the end of 2016, affecting about 660 employees.

This story has been corrected to reflect 385 workers are being laid off, not 285.

Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com

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