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February 7, 2024

UPS to lay off 118 employees at Windsor hub

U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons A UPS truck.

Global shipping company UPS plans to lay off 118 employees at its Windsor distribution hub at 1 Market Circle, including its nighttime package-sorting crew.

In a federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act filing, UPS said the layoffs will be permanent due to “lack of available work” and a reduction in shipping volume.

“We often evaluate our operations and flex our network to meet volume demands,” UPS spokesman Mitch Polikoff said. “This allows us to continue delivering industry-leading service while also maintaining competitive prices.”

On April 2, the “twilight and night sorts” at the Windsor hub will close and 72 part-time hourly employees, 23 full-time hourly employees and 23 part-time supervisors will be terminated.

“Our employees are extremely important to us, and we understand the impact this may have on their families,” Polikoff said. “We will work with those who may be impacted throughout the process to provide support.”

In January, UPS announced during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it would lay off nearly 12,000 employees, reducing its costs by about $1 billion.

The company saw a 7.8% drop in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2023 due to reduced shipping volume.

“I want to thank UPSers for providing the best on-time performance of any carrier for the sixth year in a row,” said Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS. “2023 was a unique and difficult year and through it all we remained focused on controlling what we could control, stayed on strategy and strengthened our foundation for future growth.”

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