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UPS announces 160 layoffs at Richmond branch

Aug 24, 2016

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. has announced plans to lay off 160 workers from its Richmond-based UPS Freight unit.

The company said in a statement Tuesday that its freight will continue to operate in Richmond. The layoffs will occur within the next 12 months.

UPS spokesman Glenn Zaccara says the layoffs are necessary to reduce costs and improve operations.

Zaccara says all of the affected employees were notified about the impending layoffs on Tuesday.

When asked if the employees will be provided with severance packages, Zaccara told the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2bvw0t4 ) that UPS is "working with employees to provide them appropriate transition services."

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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