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Hy-Vee to close local fulfillment center, leaving 512 jobs in jeopardy

Hy-Vee to close local fulfillment center, leaving 512 jobs in jeopardy

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Hy-Vee plans to close its year-old Omaha area fulfillment center in May, leaving about 500 jobs in jeopardy.

Corporate spokeswoman Christina Gayman said “several dozen” of the local workers will transfer to other area Hy-Vee locations, though she had no firm number yet.

The closing of the fulfillment center at 11651 S. 154th St. — which packs and delivers online orders for food and merchandise — is part of a larger Hy-Vee move to return online ordering services to the retail store level. Also affected are fulfillment centers in Kansas City; Des Moines; and Eagan, Minnesota.

Customers won’t see an interruption in service, Gayman said, adding that Hy-Vee was responding to customer demand for broader product assortment and same-day pickup that couldn’t be done through the fulfillment center.

According to the Nebraska Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification, 512 local jobs are affected. Gayman said Hy-Vee is trying to help employees find other job opportunities.

The fulfillment center will stop filling orders the week of March 23, and is to close May 6.

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