Amazon.com is shutting down three distribution centers (DCs) soon. This is the first time Amazon.com has closed a DC since 2006. The closures will take place in Munster, Indiana, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Red Rock, Nevada.
The 215 workers at the Amazon.com DCs will receive pay up until May 25 and receive benefits up until May 31. The employees will receive 3 weeks of severance pay and will get a chance to transfer to other distribution centers based in the U.S.
Amazon.com reportedly has dozens of fulfillment centers around the country, but their website claims that they have 12 fulfillment centers in 12 U.S. states and 8 other countries.
In order to get some experience in the field, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos worked at the fulfillment center in Lexington, Kentucky for one week. The Munster, Indiana facility is shutting down after only being open for 18 months.