YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM)– A local FedEx facility will close its doors later this year, leaving hundreds of people out of jobs, according to a WARN notice published on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s website.
FedEx Supply Chain, Inc. in York County who operates at 115 Willow Springs Lane will shut down effective Sept. 30, according to the notice. The closure will affect 220 employees and the company is working with employees on finding other employment opportunities.
In an emailed statement to abc27 News, FedEx said that a new provider will be taking over in October.
“FedEx Supply Chain currently operates the facility on Willow Springs Drive in York for a customer that will be transitioning its business to a new third-party logistics provider. In October, this new provider will assume operation of the Willow Springs Drive facility. Affected team members were notified in advance of any changes taking place, and we are actively providing assistance with finding other employment opportunities within the company, including at other FedEx facilities in the area. Additionally, we anticipate that there may be opportunities for FedEx team members once this new provider is in place.”
It was reported by The Hill in May that FedEx, effective starting Aug. 13, was closing 29 FedEx Freight locations. Employees were put on furlough and were given the chance to be hired in other markets.
FedEx Supply Chain, according to its website, is a service of FedEx Logistics that is an “industry expertise in technology, healthcare, retail, consumer, and industrial markets and offers warehousing and distribution solutions, e-commerce fulfillment, forward and reverse logistics capabilities, and value-added services.”