DHL Supply Chain, a German-owned package delivery company, filed a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry earlier this month. The notice indicates that the company will lay off 223 workers in Pennsylvania, beginning January 2, 2018.
DHL has long struggled in the United States due to its tough competitors, UPS and FedEx. In 2008, the company announced plans to cut thousands of jobs and closed its Riverside, California and Allentown, Pennsylvania distribution hubs and 18 regional sorting centers, in an effort to reduce operating costs.
The express delivery and logistics company announced Monday that it had opened a new innovative 50,000-square foot facility in Carrollton, Texas and would hire 70 employees. The $6.2 million facility, with LED lighting, on/off sensors and electric forklifts, is aimed to serve the East Dallas area, offering international shipments to containerized and palletized freight.
DHL is will also add 2,500 upsized electric delivery vans to its fleet by the end of 2018.