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More than 500 to be laid off as UPS shuts down Baltimore warehouse through late 2025

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Logistics giant UPS will lay off more than 500 workers as it shuts down a Baltimore warehouse for upgrades next month.

According to a WARN notice filed with Maryland state officials, UPS will temporarily shutter their facility at 3901 Vero Road in Baltimore as of August 23, 2024.

The facility closure will result in the layoff of 540 workers.

The warehouse closure will allow for facility upgrades. The plant is expected to reopen in late 2025.

UPS provided the following statement on the closure:

As a part of our Network of the Future initiative, we’re modernizing our Baltimore facility at 3901 Vero Road and will temporarily close the facility on August 23, 2024. Our employees are extremely important to us, and we are working to place as many employees as possible in other positions at our onsite temporary hub or in nearby facilities. We remain committed to working with them throughout this transition and providing support. This temporary closure won’t impact customer service and we have plans in place to continue servicing the Baltimore community. We expect the enhanced Baltimore facility to reopen in late 2025

In March 2024, UPS detailed the “Network of the Future” initiative for investors, a plan to cut costs by closing facilities, consolidating operations, and relying more heavily on automation. The company said it would close 200 of its more than 1000 facilities over the next five years as part of “Network of the Future,” with 40 facilities shuttering in 2024 alone.

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