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Contractor to lay off workers at Amazon sites

A vendor is laying off nearly 300 workers after Amazon ended its contract to provide janitorial and facilities services to eight of the ecommerce giant’s warehouses in Pennsylvania, including four in Cumberland and York counties, according to a notice filed with the state.

  • South Carolina-based Newbold Services LLC plans to lay off 294 people as of March 5, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
  • In a notice to the agency, a Newbold executive said the company recently learned that its contract with Amazon will not be renewed.
  • Efforts to reach Newbold were not successful.
  • But in a statement, an Amazon spokesperson said that, followinf a recent review, the company had decided to switch vendors.
  • Incoming vendors often hire the people laid off by outgoing vendors.

 

Where is this happening: The eight warehouses are scattered across Central and eastern Pennsylvania,

  • The local facilities are at:
    • 2 Ames Drive in Dickinson Township, Cumberland County
    • 21 Roadway Drive in Middlesex Township, Cumberland County
    • 675 Allen Road in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County
    • 500 McCarthy Road in Fairview Township, York County,
  • The others are in Lehigh, Luzerne and Northampton counties.

 

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from its original version to include a comment from Amazon.

A vendor is laying off nearly 300 workers after Amazon ended its contract to provide janitorial and facilities services to eight of the ecommerce giant’s warehouses in Pennsylvania, including four in Cumberland and York counties, according to a notice filed with the state.

  • South Carolina-based Newbold Services LLC plans to lay off 294 people as of March 5, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
  • In a notice to the agency, a Newbold executive said the company recently learned that its contract with Amazon will not be renewed.
  • Efforts to reach Newbold were not successful.
  • But in a statement, an Amazon spokesperson said that, followinf a recent review, the company had decided to switch vendors.
  • Incoming vendors often hire the people laid off by outgoing vendors.

 

Where is this happening: The eight warehouses are scattered across Central and eastern Pennsylvania,

  • The local facilities are at:
    • 2 Ames Drive in Dickinson Township, Cumberland County
    • 21 Roadway Drive in Middlesex Township, Cumberland County
    • 675 Allen Road in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County
    • 500 McCarthy Road in Fairview Township, York County,
  • The others are in Lehigh, Luzerne and Northampton counties.

 

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from its original version to include a comment from Amazon.

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