72 Jobs on Chopping Block as AmerisourceBergen Leaves West Deptford
The pharmaceutical giant submitted a layoff notice with the state Department of Labor, citing the planned closing of its West Deptford facility in April.
After 15 years in West Deptford, AmerisourceBergen is closing its doors—affecting an estimated 72 workers.
AmerisourceBergen has officially submitted a Workers Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) notice with New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL). According to the NJDOL website, the building is expected to close by April 5 of this year.
The WARN Act, which was enacted on Aug. 4, 1988, obligates employers to provide a notice 60 days prior to a closing or significant layoff to workers, the state dislocated workers unit and the appropriate unit of local government—according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
AmerisourceBergen has not yet specified whether the facility—located at 100 Friars Blvd. in Thorofare—is relocating or closing altogether.
Amerisource spokeswoman Barbra Bungess said she couldn't comment on the planned closing.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation is a worldwide pharmaceutical distribution and services company, based in Valley Forge, PA. According to the corporation’s website, it is responsible for handling 20 percent of all the pharmaceuticals distributed throughout the United States.
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