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Nearly 200 'family-sustaining' jobs to be lost as HarperCollins plans to close warehouse
Times Tribune (Scranton, PA) ^ | 11-7

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; bholayoffs; economy; jobs; layoffs; obama; obamanomics; obamasized; obamasizing; ownit

1 posted on 11/08/2012 12:17:26 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio; cripplecreek

The Union Thug is stunned!

lolz

We need a new ping list for the stunned liberals as the economy falters


2 posted on 11/08/2012 12:20:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Scranton, PA.

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.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 12:22:32 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: GeronL

4 posted on 11/08/2012 12:22:48 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Arthurio

Kindles and ATM Machines, putting more hard-working Americans out of a job.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 12:25:21 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Arthurio

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!!


6 posted on 11/08/2012 12:26:11 PM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he Constitutionally asks for.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

That would be a good icon for the proposed STUNNED LIBERAL ping list


7 posted on 11/08/2012 12:27:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Obadiah

Bob Casey should have saved this business!


8 posted on 11/08/2012 12:28:21 PM PST by angcat
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To: Arthurio
Oh hey PA voter!


9 posted on 11/08/2012 12:29:08 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: GeronL

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.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 12:30:22 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Arthurio

F em. They voted for Obama - elections have consequences.

Deal with it maggots.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 12:30:56 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: presently no screen name

Here is one list.

12 posted on 11/08/2012 12:31:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio
Can we please have a list of all the companies that are hiring new employees instead of just the ones that are laying off employees.

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.

13 posted on 11/08/2012 12:35:25 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Arthurio

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.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000


14 posted on 11/08/2012 12:35:34 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Arthurio
The books I bought in 2012 so far have all been e-books. I don't buy dead tree books anymore unless they are pre 1920s. I buy those as collectibles, not to read.

/johnny

15 posted on 11/08/2012 12:37:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Arthurio

“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.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 12:44:30 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 12:48:00 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Arthurio

Added to LAYOFFS thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2956717/posts?page=1


18 posted on 11/08/2012 12:48:53 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: presently no screen name

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2956717/posts?page=1


19 posted on 11/08/2012 12:50:04 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: NEMDF

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?


20 posted on 11/08/2012 12:54:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Arthurio

Even if they plan on doing more Kindle Books, they’re still going to need a book warehouse. I suspect that they’re mostly just using that as an excuse to move out of union territory into a right-to-work state, where the workers will demand much less in the way of benefits and do a real day’s work. Or maybe if they already have several warehouses, close down the most expensive one.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 12:59:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Arthurio

Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 1:02:37 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Snort.

Expect someone to steal that as a tagline.

Couldn’t LOL cause i’m at work,so now my eyes are watering!


23 posted on 11/08/2012 1:09:36 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: GeronL

OMG!! I didn’t know that many so soon!

And damn, you are good with info! Thanks!


24 posted on 11/08/2012 1:19:44 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I notice several more layoff threads, wow.


25 posted on 11/08/2012 1:22:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio

This isn’t political, although I’m sure many comments will assume it is. Harper Collins no longer needs warehouses for paper books. That age is coming to an end. It’s been years since I bought a physical book. Warehouse jobs are falling to ereaders, as they should as technology renders physical books obsolete.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 1:27:23 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: americas.best.days...

;>)


27 posted on 11/08/2012 1:28:24 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Arthurio

Gee it has not made the list on the Daily Job cuts yet... Welcome to Obama’s aMeriKa 2012

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

Lay them all off. Obama’s aMeriKa is a nation of takers and grifters....


28 posted on 11/08/2012 1:31:39 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Arthurio

Is there a thread listing all the layoffs and closings since the election?


29 posted on 11/08/2012 1:33:57 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Arthurio

Nice going PA, OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA drown in your own swill


30 posted on 11/08/2012 1:56:53 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: GeronL

I copied the one you posted and email it along w/others and asked them to forward to any liberal they know and include anyone w/children who voted for his anti-American POS should be arrested as they are not fit as parents nor as Americans!

I sent it to a liberal I know who has children - and I know it won’t sit well and that gives me great pleasure. Told them to warn people first before you shake their hand - because no one wants the blood you have on your hands!

Wish I knew more liberals - I ready to slam them! But I’m not attracted to EVIL, so I know only know that one - he said his family is but I think he is, also, but didn’t tell me because he didn’t want to receive my wrath. He’s my doctor and will see him in a few days. I can’t wait but not sure about him!


31 posted on 11/08/2012 2:58:11 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Lorianne

THANK YOU!


32 posted on 11/08/2012 3:00:38 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: americas.best.days...; Gator113

Consider it stolen.


33 posted on 11/08/2012 3:12:38 PM PST by Ladysmith (Every time another lib loses its job, an angel gets its wings.)
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To: Ladysmith

You’re welcome to it..... ;>)


34 posted on 11/08/2012 3:22:09 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Ladysmith

You’re welcome to it..... ;>)


35 posted on 11/08/2012 3:22:09 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: presently no screen name

Need a lay-off ping list.


36 posted on 11/09/2012 5:59:18 AM PST by 3catsanadog (No more blaming Bush, Obama-now you inherited the mess you made.)
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To: 3catsanadog; GeronL; Lorianne
Need a lay-off ping list.

YES!! Great idea to have a ping list. We will only hear about the big ones that are laying off and closing but as we see they are substantial.

I just heard from my brother (after I sent him the lists from here) about an office manager in a back surgeon's office in WV that the doctor just told his entire staff he's closing and going to set up an office in the hospital only. Two nurses and entire staff are out of work and the doctor no longer has a private practice. (What he built is no longer.)

Bottom line - people are out of work whether it's from a big co or not. But it is a great idea to have a ping list for all the layoffs/closings that are published.

37 posted on 11/09/2012 9:07:34 AM PST by presently no screen name
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