Monday, March 30, 2009

Even Amazon Isn't Immune

For the first time since 2006, Amazon will close three distribution centers. Amazon says it's closing the centers--located in Munster, Indiana, Red Rock, Nevada, and Chambersburg, Pennslyvania--as "part of a reorganization of its fulfillment network" to move capacity to larger warehouses that can "better balance product mix and customer orders." The 215 workers at the three warehouses slated for closure will receive pay through May 25, receive benefits through May 31, and get a minimum of 3 weeks severance pay, according to Amazon spokesperson Patty Smith. Also, certain "eligible" workers will be offered the chance to transfer to other U.S. distribution centers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow, bad news for books (at least as paper products), too.