CEVA Logistics closing York County facility, 173 jobs cut

A global supply chain management company is closing its York County facility early next year, which will result in 173 job losses.

CEVA Logistics, a Dutch company owned by a U.S. private equity firm, sent a letter to the state last month regarding the plant closure at 600 Industrial Drive in Fairview Township.

The company cited the loss of a contract to provide logistic services as the reason for the closure in the Fairview Business Park.

Company officials were not immediately available for comment.

In the letter sent in accordance with the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, CEVA said the facility would be closed by the end of March.

Some people will be leaving the company as early as Jan. 15.

Nearly 300 jobs impacted elsewhere in the region

Two other local jobs announcements, which will impact nearly 300 people, were filed with the state this month.

Wisconsin-based Quad/Graphics, a global provider of print and media solutions, announced it is closing its plant in Manchester Township, York County, at the end of January. That decision will impact 193 employees, with layoffs expected to begin around mid-January.

“We will be closing the York plant and consolidating operations into our Westampton, N.J., location as part of our strategy to create an East Coast digital print supercenter,” said Claire Ho, a company spokeswoman.

Ho said local employees will be given the opportunity to explore jobs at other Quad/Graphics facilities.

And last week, Comcast announced that it will close a workforce operations center at 1905 Old Philadelphia Ave. in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, which will impact 78 jobs.

Comcast will move those jobs into the company’s regional headquarters in Pittsburgh. People employed in workforce operations roles are in charge of planning deployment of technicians in the field and dispatching them to customer locations. They then support the technicians during customer visits.

“Bringing this team together in one location will allow us to combine training and education efforts, realign our teams and help us deliver a best in class customer experience,” said Bob Grove, a spokesman for Comcast’s Keystone Region, which employs more than 1,900 people in Central Pennsylvania.

Despite those losses, Comcast is planning to fill 135 new positions in the midstate by April 2017, Grove said. That includes 110 customer service positions in Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties, plus 25 full-time technicians.

Jason Scott
Jason Scott covers state government, real estate and construction, media and marketing, and Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jscott@cpbj.com.

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