May 2, 2017

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Kellogg to Axe 255 Workers in Distribution Center Closure
Kellogg's is set to close a Cicero, NY distribution center, cutting 255 jobs. Image courtesy of Flickr user jeepersmedia

Plans to close a Kellogg Company distribution center in Cicero, NY this summer will result in the loss of 255 jobs at the site, several local news organizations reported Monday.

The cereal and snack food company filed a federal Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act document that notified officials of its plans to cut the positions, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported, with terminations scheduled to commence on July 29.

Kellogg’s Cicero site is one of the firm’s 39 distribution centers slated to close this year as the Battle Creek, MI company shifts its distribution model to a warehouse system and halts direct shipments to stores.

A company spokesperson told the Post-Standard on Monday that the cuts will impact workers at the distribution center and sales and merchandising workers affiliated with the site who work remotely.

The Kellogg’s spokesperson speculated that some of the separated workers from Kellogg’s distribution sites will be absorbed by retailing companies.

“We’ve been actively engaged in conversations with some of our biggest retail partners who have expressed strong interest in hiring these employees for high-demand roles once the transition is complete,” Kellogg spokesperson Kris Charles told the newspaper. “As a result, we are optimistic that our employees will find similar employment once the transition is complete.”

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