More than 1,200 Amazon delivery drivers are expected to lose their jobs in the next few months after the massive shopping cut ties with small delivery companies across the country.
Seven companies, part of Amazon’s Delivery Services Partner program, announced in their New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania Worker Retraining and Adjustment Notice (WARN) file that they would be phasing out 1,205 drivers.
The WARN ACT Act requires companies to give up 60 days notice before shutting down factories and enacting widespread layoffs.
In a statement to FOX Business, Amazon declined to comment on the number of job losses but confirmed some of the partnerships have ended.
“We work with a variety of shipping partners to deliver packages to Amazon customers, and we regularly evaluate our partnerships. We have ended a relationship with a number of partners and Amazon is working closely with all affected drivers to ensure they find an opportunity to deliver Amazon packages with Service Partners. Other local delivery without interrupting payment. “
Amazon said reports of station closures due to layoffs were inaccurate.
In 2018, Amazon launched the program, eliminating the long-dominated US package shipping business dominated by UPS and FedEx. By December 2019, there were more than 800 Amazon Delivery Partners in the last-mile network, using 75,000 drivers in the United States.
As part of widespread cuts, Sheffield Express, LLC will lay off 95 workers in Bristol, Conn., By September 30.
Logistics and Transportation Systemization TL, LLC will lay off 144 workers in October and November.
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The courier distribution systems, LLC, Deliverol Global, Inc, TLT Transportation and Prime EFS LLC will lay off nearly 300 workers between August and October, according to the announcement.
CNBC was the first to report the cuts.
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