ProVest, a company that offers nationwide process of service and skiptracing to companies, including those in the credit and collection industry, has laid off 86 employees working at its headquarters in Tampa, Fla.
The company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice with the Florida State Trade and Rapid Response office late last month. The notice was posted by the state last week. The layoffs occurred between March 25 and May 1, according to the notice, which was submitted by Robert Wilkins, ProVest’s chief compliance officer.
The layoffs included 19 process servers, 21 skip trace investigators, and employees with 31 other job titles, including operations support, benefits administrator, and re-routing clerks.
“The mass layoff is due to unforeseen business circumstances resulting from sudden, dramatic, and unexpected circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which was outside of the Company’s control,” Wilkins wrote in the notification. The layoffs are expected to be permanent.
Along with its Tamp headquarters, ProVest has offices in Illinois, California, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Ohio, New York, and Maryland. Among the services it offers are service of process, skip tracing, data services, foreclosure sales, evictions, occupancy verifications, court services, child support services, loss mitigation, and transfer files.