According to sources familiar with the matter,American Apparel started to lay off staff on Mondaythis week after Canada's Gildan Activewear withdrewan initial plan to purchase some of the bankruptfashion retailer's manufacturing operations.
Just last week, Gildan won the rights to American Apparel's brand with an $88 million bid.According to sources, many of the over 2,100 employees at the company's headquarters in LosAngeles and nearly 1,000 employees at a manufacturing facility now stand to lose their jobs. InNovember 2016, American Apparel filed for a second time for bankruptcy protection withabout $177 million in debt after the failure of a comeback plan.
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