Market Basket CEOs: We’re not laying off workers

BOSTON (AP) _ Market Basket’s new CEOs say they are not laying off workers, but that store directors have been told to adjust workers’ hours to meet current demand, and that the company hopes to get back to normal business levels soon.

Company co-CEO Felicia Thornton said in a statement Thursday that store directors “are to let their associates know that they are not laid off.”

The statement came after attorneys general in Massachusetts and New Hampshire said they received a surge in calls from workers at Market Basket.

 Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has opened a dedicated hotline for Market Basket employees.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster says his office also has been fielding calls from workers saying they’ve been laid off and asking about unemployment benefits. Foster says his office doesn’t handle employment issues.

(C) WLNE-TV 2014