Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Shock as Jobs Axed

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Shock as Jobs Axed

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Byline: James Johnston

More than 60 jobs are to be axed at a Stockton distribution centre.

DHL Exel Supply Chain has confirmed that an estimated 67 workers are to go with the closure of the resource recovery and vehicle maintenance units in Portrack.

The global transport firm operates the site, which is owned by supermarket giant Morrisons.

The announcement follows a review of the retailer's supply chain network, which the company claimed highlighted a need for additional land to redevelop areas of the centre.

As a result, the units will close by the end of June this year.

A spokeswoman for DHL said: "The company is currently engaged in a process of consultation with its employees and their trade union representatives.

"The process is being managed in accordance with current employment legislation and DHL is communicating with all parties on an ongoing basis.

"DHL would like to thank all colleagues at the Stockton site for their ongoing contribution and dedication. …

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