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Transportation company to shut down distribution center, lay off 145 workers


A large logistics company has announced plans to shutter one of its California distribution centers and lay off well over 100 workers.

Florida-based Ryder System has confirmed that it will permanently close down its distribution center in Moreno Valley, California, according to a report from the Press-Enterprise.

A spokesperson for Ryder says that the distribution center is closing because of “a customer’s changing needs” and a “cessation of operations of Ryder’s account.” Ryder did not disclose what customer was discontinuing operations with their company.

The Ryder distribution center employs 145 workers, who are all subject to layoffs. The company says that they will try to reassign the laid off workers to other locations.

The layoffs are set to take place on May 23.

Ryder informed the California Employment Development Department of the layoffs on March 21. Companies must report large-scale layoffs to the California Employment Development Department so that they can offer laid off workers job placement or training services.




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