Saks will lay off 90 employees next year and end operations at a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, fulfillment center, according to a Nov. 7 Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice.
Layoffs are slated to start on Jan. 6, with a second round of layoffs occurring on March 26, per the notice. Employees were notified about the layoffs in September.
Saks will shift the facility's volume to other company locations early next year, a spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
"The Wilkes-Barre facility has become redundant for Saks given the more advanced capabilities available at other locations within our highly-scalable fulfillment network," the spokesperson said. "We appreciate our Wilkes-Barre team members’ contributions and will support them as much as we can through this transition."
The facility will maintain operations for Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Off 5th stores. Saks, originally Saks Fifth Avenue's e-commerce business, was established as a standalone company in 2021 under parent company HBC.
That same year, Saks began using a GXO Logistics fulfillment center in Middletown, Pennsylvania, to ship directly to customers and reduce its need for air transportation.
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