Report: Amazon to close three facilities

Closure of distribution centers for the online retailer in three states affects 210 workers, who will be redeployed or cut, according to an Associated Press report.

E-commerce giant Amazon.com plans to close three facilities, as the company rejiggers its distribution network, according to an Associated Press report Thursday.

Distribution facilities in Munster, Ind., Red Rock, Nev., and Chambersburg, Pa., will be shuttered, with the 210 affected employees offered a chance to either transfer to nearby facilities, or terminate their Amazon employment and receive eight weeks of severance, according to the report.

Representatives from Amazon.com were not immediately available for comment.

Amazon opened the Munster facility in late 2007, but with its closure, it will have two distribution centers in Indiana. The closure of the Red Rock facility, opened in 2001, will leave it with one center in Nevada. And the closure of the Chambersburg site, opened in 2003, will result in Amazon operating three sites in Pennsylvania, according to the report.

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