Youngstown mail processing and distribution facility to close in February

Youngstown mail processing and distribution facility to close in February

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The Youngstown mail processing and distribution facility will be closed by February of 2013.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday the closing of the Youngstown facility along with 139 other locations by end of February. There are currently 500 employees who work at the processing and distribution facility.

The postal service further announced that unless circumstances of the Postal Service change in the interim, a second and final phase of 89 consolidations is currently scheduled to begin in February of 2014.

The employees will not lose their jobs based on the closure, said David Van Allen, spokesman for the postal service.

“This is a disaster,” said Sally Davilow, spokeswoman for the American Postal Workers Union.

The two phases planned will eliminate half of the postal distributions centers nationally, she said.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Vindicator or vindy.com

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