P4C Global, a Chatsworth company that recycles cell phones and batteries, is closing its office and warehouse this summer, resulting in the layoffs of 35 employees.
The business notified the state Employment Development Department that the expected closure date is July 19 at the 9655 Irondale Ave. location.
In a letter sent to the employees, P4C Global Human Resources Director Robin Schembri said that the company has faced “financial difficulties due to economic changes within our industry.”
“Due to this climate, we have come to the decision to permanently close the office and warehouse facility in Chatsworth,” the letter stated. “The company will ensure that you will be paid all earned wages and agreed benefits at the time of your termination.”
Founded in 2003, P4C Global’s website claims the company was able to “process over 250,000 handsets and 1,000,000 batteries per month while maintaining the capacity to scale up as necessary to meet clients’ needs. Additionally, P4C is capable of processing over 100,000 pounds of waste handsets, batteries and chargers on a monthly basis.”