DHL laying off nearly 400 staff in California despite record revenue
DHL Supply Chain is laying off 394 workers across two Livermore locations, in one of the most significant recent Bay Area job cuts outside of the tech sector.
According to state filings, 156 forklift operators, 105 material handlers, and 87 kitting technicians will be affected across two warehouse facilities which will remain open.
According to the German logistics company, the layoffs are the result of a customer’s business change.
“At DHL Supply Chain we work closely with our customers to assure our operations are tightly aligned with their strategic and operational needs,” the company said.
“As a result of the continued growth in our overall business, we will be offering affected employees first consideration for open opportunities at other DHL Supply Chain sites in the area.”
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DHL’s parent Deutsche Post DHL Group saw record revenue of 81.7 billion euros ($86.8 billion) in the 2021 fiscal year and said the first three quarters of 2022 were the “most successful in our company’s history,” despite weakness in the global economy.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle