Skip to comments.Nearly 200 'family-sustaining' jobs to be lost as HarperCollins plans to close warehouse
Posted on 11/08/2012 12:17:24 PM PST by Arthurio
HarperCollins Publishers will close its warehouse and distribution operation in Throop next summer and put close to 200 people out of work.
The industry is changing, said Erin Crum, spokeswoman for HarperCollins, a book publisher based in New York. It just makes sense for us to go this route as we shift to a more digital industry.
Ms. Crum would not disclose how many people will be laid off when the warehouse at the Keystone Industrial Park closes.
However, Craig Pawlik, principal officer of Teamsters Local 229 in Scranton, said 192 people will be furloughed. The union represents maintenance and warehouse workers at the facility.
They are stunned, Mr. Pawlik said. Their last day in Dunmore will be sometime in September 2013. About 230 people work in an adjoining office at the HarperCollins complex, including information technology, accounting, credit and collection and customer-service operations, said Austin Burke, president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. None of the office workers will be affected by the warehouse closing, Ms. Crum said.
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The Union Thug is stunned!
We need a new ping list for the stunned liberals as the economy falters
I guess they thought Plugs Biden would save them.
Well, the people in PA voted for Pres. Hope and Change. Let them reap the whirlwind.
Kindles and ATM Machines, putting more hard-working Americans out of a job.
No worries. Scraaaanton (biden’s home) will be fine. These Union workers will have a very good future as wards of the government. They can look forward to be taken care of through longterm unemployment benefits and Medicaid!
Ain’t Obama great!!
That would be a good icon for the proposed STUNNED LIBERAL ping list
Bob Casey should have saved this business!
How about a list of companies where they are closing and the companies that are downsizing - I’ve already read about quite a few already this month. Coal miners are losing their jobs big time. Unemployment on the rise and stock market falling.
F em. They voted for Obama - elections have consequences.
Deal with it maggots.
Here is one list.
I'm waiting....tap, tap, tap.
While I am waiting, just heard from my local USPS letter carrier that the post office is going to 5 days a week and laying off 60,000 postal workers.
Great news for the administration!
Assuming half these folks find jobs the statistics will reflect over 100 new jobs ‘created’ by His Majesty personally. Since huge numbers now fall off the ‘unemployed’ list every month, this is a clear win for Obama.
Its a good thing we don’t have a free press, because they might report that the labor participation rate has steadily declined from 65.7% to 63.8% since Obama took office, a net loss of 2 million jobs or so? But we would hate to cloud people’s minds with reality.
“Family sustaining”? That’s the government’s job!
Oh, and what’s with this “family” thing anyway - that’s too “individualistic” and “independent” of a way of thinking.
Forget this “family” thing - the gov’t will provide for and protect you and educate you properly.
When these new waves of huge layoffs start taking effect, we will long for the prosperity days of 2009-2012. When 0bama comes to Congress looking for money to extend unemployment benefits, there will be no one to okay it. When the IRS takes up counting the revenues, they will fall off sharply due to the unemployment. It will be ugly. The whole “soup lines” thing will be a reality.
Added to LAYOFFS thread
No problem! Just keep printing and borrowing.
Maybe Hussein can make a deal with the Russians and the Chinese, say, 90% of all natural resources in America as collateral?
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