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GXO Logistics to lay off 211 workers at Memphis facility

GXO Logistics Supply Chain, deemed the world's biggest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced plans to permanently lay off 211 workers and shut down a Memphis facility by April 27, 2024, according to state filings in Tennessee.

The big picture: This move comes after the company discontinues operations with a customer in the Memphis area. The layoffs will begin March 6, impacting the facility located at 4795 Imagination Dr. in Memphis.

But, but, but: The company assures laid-off employees they'll have the chance to apply for open positions or transfer to other GXO locations.

  • GXO employs over 130,000 people across more than 970 facilities globally.
  • The Greater Memphis Local Workforce Development Area's rapid response team has been alerted to help those affected.
  • What's next: GXO's spokesperson said that the company's priority is ensuring impacted workers are supported during this transition. Meanwhile, the logistics industry is paying close attention to the shifting tides of big-scale business contracts.

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