Comcast Corp. is centralizing its supply chain in South Jersey, which could jeopardize up to 88 jobs in a West Deptford warehouse facility that will be closed.Comcast Corp. is centralizing its supply chain in South Jersey, which could jeopardize up to 88 jobs in a West Deptford warehouse facility that will be closed.
According to a WARN notice filed with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the cable, internet and phone company has notified the 88 workers of potential layoffs as of June 16.
The company is utilizing a third-party logistics firm, XPO Logistics, to streamline its supply chain, and affected employees will have the chance to apply for jobs either with XPO’s Swedesboro facility or elsewhere with Comcast.
“We are making changes to our warehouse operations and business model that will enhance our overall operational efficiency, ensuring that technicians, business partners and retail stores have the right equipment for the job every time so they can best serve customers,” spokeswoman Jennifer Bilotta said in a statement. “We’re partnering with a firm that specializes in warehouse management and logistics, allowing us to create more efficient overall warehouse operations, improve inventory management and, ultimately, deliver a better experience for our customers.”
According to the notice, affected employees include a number of warehouse workers handling various products and materials.
Comcast will provide severance and other benefits to employees unable to find a position elsewhere with the company or with the new provider.