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Schenker Inc. files layoff notice, but jobs expected to stay

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When a company files a layoff notice with the state, that usually means people are going to lose their jobs. That's not expected to happen to employees of Schenker Inc., despite the company recently announcing plans to lay off 66 people.

Schenker is an international logistics contractor for electronics company TE Connectivity, among many other businesses.

Sixty-six people from Schenker currently work at TE's facility at 1311 S. Market St. in Upper Allen Township, but TE plans to take those jobs back in-house, said Lee Sininger, Schenker's director of human resources.

Sininger expects most of the people working at the site will continue as TE employees, but Schenker filed a layoff notice with the state to err on the side of caution, Sininger said.

The transition is expected to happen by the end of July, according to the notice.

Schenker continues to work with TE Connectivity in North Carolina, Sininger said. It also has relationships with several other businesses that have facilities in the midstate.

Large companies planning mass layoffs or plant closings must, by law, file advance notice with the state under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. WARN notices typically spell out information like the number of jobs lost and the planned dates of the expected layoffs.

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Jennifer Wentz

Jennifer Wentz

Jennifer Wentz covers Cumberland County, York County, financial services and taxation. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at jenniferw@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @jenni_wentz.

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