UPS, Home Depot layoffs; alleged serial shoplifter in custody

*Atlanta-based UPS and Home Deport have announced plans to lay off thousands of workers. UPS said Tuesday it would be laying off 12,000 employees due to a drop in revenue estimates.  CNN reports most of those jobs in managerial and contractor positions. Home Depot is cutting 1,000 jobs as “part of a further centralizing of human resources and accounting functions,” according to the AJC. There are no plans to close any stores or make any staff changes at those stores.  

*Gainesville Police report the arrest of a man they had been looking for on a number of shoplifting warrants. Jeremy Christopher Rahn, 50, was taken into custody Monday afternoon by Hall County Sheriff’s deputies. “(We) took out warrants for 5 separate shoplifting instances from Walmart,” police spokesman Kevin Holbrook said in an email. “All were under $100. An officer attempted to stop him, and he fled the stop…officers did not pursue and took out an additional warrant.” Rahn is also charged with fleeing and attempting to elude and two traffic violations. Rahn was still in the Hall County Jail early Wednesday. Bond has been set at $5,200.