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Blue Apron Is Closing Facility and Moving 1,270 Jobs

  • Opening new site in Linden that will need 2,000 or more staff
  • Company has struggled since IPO in face of Amazon threat

Blue Apron Holdings Inc. is closing a New Jersey facility and moving 1,270 jobs to a bigger site opening in the state later this year.

More than half of the employees at the Jersey City facility have decided to move to Linden, New Jersey, a company spokeswoman said. According to a public notice, the original Jersey City fulfillment center will close by October. Workers notified Friday of the changes will still have the opportunity to relocate to the new warehouse, the spokeswoman said.

A W.A.R.N. notice, which requires employers to provide 60 days notice of plant closings and mass layoffs, appeared Friday saying that 1,270 Blue Apron employees would be affected. That represents about 24 percent of the company’s workforce. 

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