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USPS consolidating 7 mail processing centers

February 23, 2012

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— The United States Postal Service plans to consolidate seven mail processing centers in Kansas to reduce costs.

The Postal Service said in a news release Thursday that processing centers in Hays, Salina, Dodge City and Hutchinson will be consolidated with the processing and distribution center in Wichita.

It says work at the Liberal processing center will be moved to Amarillo, Texas; the processing center in Topeka will be consolidated with one in Kansas City, Mo., and the Colby processing center operations will move to North Platte, Neb.

No specific dates have been set for the consolidation. Once the centers are consolidated, mail processing work will end but retail and business activity at the seven centers will continue.

Comments

JayhawkFan1985 3 years, 5 months ago

More lost jobs in rural America. The USPS pays really well too. Thanks GOP. You're statutory requirement for the USPS to pre-fund pension liability is killing jobs. Jobs must be interfering with theta ivan inspired GOP social agenda to put women in their place. God help us all.

brink75 3 years, 5 months ago

No, the internet is killing jobs. How often do you write a check to pay a bill, or write a letter to memaw. Get real the USPS is overrated. We wont need to worry about employee's going "postal" much longer now will we.

btsflk 3 years, 5 months ago

This certainly isn't a move towards financial stability. Driving mail hundreds of miles to be sorted and driving it back, besides the manpower to handle it numerous more times will cost more. Stupidity, or politics, all the same I guess

btsflk 3 years, 5 months ago

Hmmm, maybe another move towards Government (or someone) tracking all the movements of citizens. Email can be easily accessed, however, so far I don't believe it's all that easy to get inside a sealed envelope, although I expect it is done. Getting rid of USPS will force people to use email.

I'm not a conspiracy buff, but on the other hand, nothing much surprises me.

Richard Heckler 3 years, 5 months ago

I do still write checks etc etc etc

The self serve check out registers at grocery stores is also a means to reduce employment.

Why do consumers work so hard at putting each other out of work? What can consumers do to encourage employment?

Has anyone realized any savings servicing ourselves? On the other hand corporate profits are beyond reality.

"Steve Dobbins has been bearing the brunt of that switch. He's president and CEO of Carolina Mills, a 75-year-old North Carolina company that supplies thread, yarn, and textile finishing to apparel makers--half of which supply Wal-Mart. Carolina Mills grew steadily until 2000. But in the past three years, as its customers have gone either overseas or out of business, it has shrunk from 17 factories to 7, and from 2,600 employees to 1,200. Dobbins's customers have begun to face imported clothing sold so cheaply to Wal-Mart that they could not compete even if they paid their workers nothing.

"People ask, 'How can it be bad for things to come into the U.S. cheaply? How can it be bad to have a bargain at Wal-Mart?' Sure, it's held inflation down, and it's great to have bargains," says Dobbins. "But you can't buy anything if you're not employed. We are shopping ourselves out of jobs."

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/77/walmart.html

jhawkinsf 3 years, 5 months ago

So does fault lie with American corporations that contract overseas, bring those products into the marketplace and then make large profits? Or does fault lie with the American worker who refuses to be paid wages comparable to those in other countries? Or does fault lie with the American consumer who purchases cheap foreign made goods to the exclusion of American made products, thereby ensuring American jobs will be outsourced overseas? The answers to those questions are yes, yes and yes.

Flap Doodle 3 years, 5 months ago

Swiss Post seems to be doing okay these days. Perhaps the USPS should take a look at how the Swiss manage to stay afloat.

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