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May 4, 2020 11:00 AM, EDT

XPO to Cease Operations at Pennsylvania Warehouse

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XPO Logistics will cease operations at its warehouse in Bethel Township, Pa., this month, according to a notice it filed March 11 with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

“XPO Logistics has been informed that its customer is making a business model change to go with a different provider, which results in the end of XPO’s operation at the facility located at 41 Martha Drive, Bethel, PA (the “Facility”),” the company wrote in its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.

XPO Logistics ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America, a position the company has held since 2017. It ranks No. 3 on the TT Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

 

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Ninety-two people work for XPO at that location. The layoffs are expected to take place between May 11 and May 25. But according to a company spokesman, the layoff notice was just a procedural filing, and none of the employees will remain unemployed.

“We had to make this procedural filing, but the good news is that these employees won’t be losing their jobs,” a company spokesperson said in an e-mail. “They will all either be going with our customer’s new provider or getting other jobs nearby with XPO.”

XPO Logistics didn’t identify the customer.

The WARN Act is federal legislation that offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of a covered-business closing and covered-business mass layoff.

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