Earlier this week, the company announced it was shutting down its facility and shipping 400 of those jobs to its Liberty, Mo. facility.
The company said the move will save money and help it streamline its operations.
“Our largest concern is about the employees. Many of their 570 employees are town of Enfield residents,” Coppler said.
The town said it is already working with several organizations and Hallmark to ensure the hundreds of impacted employees get the help they need to find other jobs.
The company said the employees who choose not to reapply for their jobs in Missouri will get a severance package.
“They're a top 10 employer in terms of jobs and they're probably a top five in terms of taxable value,” Coppler said.
Even those who don’t work for Hallmark will see the impact because many of the employees are residents, and Coppler said he believes other businesses may indirectly see a decline in revenue as well.
“They may change their spending habits and Enfield is kind of a regional shopping and entertainment area so it could have an impact on the businesses,” Coppler said.
It is too soon to tell if that will impact town services.
“It's not going to have an impact this year at all to us. Going into next year budget we may have to look at that and take it into consideration but that's assuming we're not successful in getting it filled,” he said.
The company is expecting to close its doors by the end of next June.
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