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Lowe’s outsourcing work at S. Carolina distribution center

January 31, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Home-improvement giant Lowe’s is outsourcing work at a South Carolina distribution center and is expected to eliminate 80 jobs.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Charleston distribution center is what the chain called a “cross dock terminal” where appliances are staged and prepared for delivery.

Spokeswoman Maureen Wallace says the work is being turned over to a third-party operator by mid-February to drive efficiencies in their delivery network and improve service to customers. She says they are working with third-party providers to offer impacted associates the chance to apply for jobs.

A spokesman for the North Carolina-based chain tells the newspaper that the warehouse will remain open. According to a notice, the transition is expected to be finalized by March 25.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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