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September 20, 2019

Macy’s to relocate part of S. Windsor distribution hub; 78 jobs cut

Photo | Flickr/Mike Mozart

Department store chain Macy’s plans to relocate a portion of its logistics operation in South Windsor to a newly built distribution center in Ohio’s Capital City, the company confirmed Thursday.
Macy’s will begin moving its “Backstage” logistics unit, which distributes the chain’s discounted retail items to stores, at 301 Governors Highway to the new facility in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 17, the company said in a WARN notice filed Wednesday with the state Department of Labor (DOL). The relocation is expected to result in 78 layoffs through mid-February, the letter said.
The so-called WARN notice is required by federal law for employers to provide advance notification of major closings and layoffs.
Despite the pending consolidation, a company spokesperson said an unspecified number of jobs would remain at the Macy’s-owned site in South Windsor, which spans over 416,640 square feet.
Macy’s other distribution hub in Cheshire will not be impacted, they said. 
The relocation of the “Backstage” operation will affect dozens of warehouse associates, several “department coordinators,” managers and supervisors, among other jobs, the filing said. 
The employees do not have bumping rights and are not represented by a labor union.

According to land records, the distribution hub was built on the 30-acre parcel in 1972.

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