James Maroney


James Maroney



February 7, 2020

Sen. Maroney, Rep Rose and Milford Mayor Blake Announce Job Fair for Those Affected by Subway Layoffs at Milford Headquarters

HARTFORD, CT – Today, state Senator James Maroney (D-Milford), state Representative Kim Rose (D-Milford) and Milford Mayor Ben Blake. released the following statement in response to recent layoffs at the Subway headquarters in Milford. The famous sandwich shop announced it was cutting 300 jobs.

“I feel deeply for the 300 hard-working employees who dedicated their lives to serving Subway and our community,” said Sen. Maroney. “I am grateful to Mayor Blake and the City of Milford for holding a job fair for those displaced. I look forward to working with the city, the Department of Labor, and the Workforce boards to assist those in need during this difficult time.”

“Taking direct and immediate action in the face of these layoffs is crucial,” said state Representative Kim Rose (D-Milford). “Mayor Blake’s leveraging of local and state resources to help these workers get back on their feet is a great start and I am committed to coordinating with the City to help those affected.”

“I am disappointed to hear of the layoffs at Subway. This impacts our neighbors, friends and family,” said Mayor Blake. “The City is prepared and committed to working with Subway and the Department of Labor, amongst other organizations, to ensure a pathway for continued employment through resumé assistance, job fairs and more. From my understanding, this downsizing is part of a long-term plan to improve efficiencies and performance within the company. I am hopeful that the end result will mean future growth for the company, making way for new opportunities in Milford and beyond.”

The Career Assistance Program for those displace will take place on Thursday, February 20 from 11 am-2 pm at Parsons Memorial Gymnasium on 70 West Road in Milford. Those interested can contact Julie Nash at jnash@milfordct.gov for more information.

Subway is the largest food franchise in the world, with about 24,000 stores in America and 42,000 stores worldwide and are headquartered right here in Milford, a sense of pride for the city. A change in consumer eating trends have been changing, and the availability of eat-in phone apps has affected Subway, causing the popular chain to close thousands of stores around the country over the past few years. With these national store closings comes layoffs at their Milford HQ.