The state of Ohio has been notified of layoffs happening at Amazon facilities in Fairfield and Euclid.
The layoffs are coming from Inpax Final Mile Delivery Inc., a company that had been contracted to provide last-mile delivery from the online retail giant’s facilities.
Atlanta-based Inpax sent the Tuesday notification to the state, saying it would will start laying off 64 employees on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Amazon facility located at 4250 Port Union Road in Fairfield with all separations accomplished by Oct. 21. The company, in a separate letter to the state, said it is laying off the same number of employees in Euclid between Oct. 2 and Oct. 10.
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The mass layoff is expected to be permanent, the company said in a letter signed by Leonard Wright, president and CEO of Inpax Shipping solutions.
All affected employees have been notified of their separation dates and that their separation from employment will be permanent, Wright said in the letter.
A list of the job positions and number of individuals who will be affected by the mass layoffs in each location include 60 drivers, three dispatchers and one manager.
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An Amazon spokeswoman told this news outlet that the company had ended its relationship with Inpax and that drivers are being supported with opportunities to deliver Amazon packages with other local delivery service partners.
Amazon works with hundreds of small companies that make up its colossal nationwide delivery network, with drivers picking up boxes from warehouses and delivering them to customers’ homes.
It regularly evaluates its partnerships to ensure they are meeting a high-bar for safety and customer experience, according the spokeswoman.
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An Inpax official contacted by this news outlet Thursday declined to answer questions regarding the layoffs, saying the company “could not disclose any information.”
Ohio follows federal requirements under the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which requires employers to provide written notice to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Dislocated Worker Unit (Rapid Response Unit) at least 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs.
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