LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Hundreds of La Crosse workers will soon be out of a job.

Food service provider Chartwells informed the state Monday they are laying off 270 employees which includes 184 part time student workers.

The layoffs take effect June 15th, the day Chartwells closes its dining services on the UW-La Crosse campus. The university decided not to renew its contract.

The Department of Workforce Development says they will provide assistance to the employees who are laid off.