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Xerox to lay off 175 supply chain, warehouse workers in Webster

Xerox notified 175 employees Thursday that their jobs in Webster would be eliminated.

Webster, N.Y. (WHAM) - Xerox notified 175 employees Thursday that their jobs in Webster would be eliminated.

Both salaried and Industrial Work Force (IWF) employees will be losing their jobs. Approximately 20 salaried positions will be cut; the rest are IWF workers. The warehouse in Building 214 and the Webster Spares Distribution Center will be closing.

Xerox spokesman Bill McKee said Thursday the staff reductions are part of the company's "strategic transformation...to improve efficiency and flexibility."

The positions will be in supply chain operations and a warehouse facility and are expected to begin in September. All layoffs are expected to be finished by March 2018.

As Xerox's new CEO Jeff Jacobson took the helm back in December, he said he expected more job cuts this year.

Employees will be given 90 days' notice.

The bulk of the products in the spare parts distribution center will be consolidated with Ryder, a third party company who will distribute them from their main site in Indiana. These spare parts are shipped to service providers and field technicians to service customers' equipment.

Last June, Xerox announced it would be closing one of its distribution centers in Webster and laying off 48 people.

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