FedEx Announces Closing of Youngstown Facility
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — FedEx will close its Youngstown ship center later this year and offer some employees opportunities to transfer to the company’s North Jackson facility or one under construction in Hermitage, Pa., the company said Tuesday.
The building at 2670 Salt Springs Road is owned by CDL Salt Springs LLC, a limited liability company that shares its address with Cocca Development Ltd. in Boardman.
A FedEx spokesperson released the following statement:
“FedEx regularly evaluates its networks and makes adjustments to align with the evolving needs of the business. The FedEx facility on Salt Spring Road in Youngstown will close later this year and certain team members will be offered opportunities at another nearby FedEx location on Bailey Court in East North Jackson or at the FedEx location on South Hermitage Road in Hermitage.
“Each market is unique and operational decisions such as this are based on a number of factors, including volume fluctuations, customer demand, facility footprints, and more.
“Decisions of this nature are never made lightly, and are the result of much thought and consideration for the needs of our business.
“Affected team members are notified months before any changes take place, and are receiving assistance with finding other employment opportunities within the company, including additional support options like relocation assistance or severance where applicable.”
The spokesperson did not say how many people the Youngstown center employs or when specifically the closing would take place.
Construction began last year on the new FedEx center in Hermitage, which is slated to open this fall.
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