Staples lays off 25, but unemployment rates dip
By STACEY DANZUSO
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Unemployment rates in Franklin County dipped in December, but another company announced the layoff of 25 workers this week.
The national office supply chain Staples let go 25 employees at its Chambersburg distribution center Wednesday as part of a seasonal adjustment, said Deborah Hohler, a Staples spokeswoman.
That leaves 179 workers at the distribution center, she said.
The 25 local jobs are part of 326 jobs eliminated companywide. About half of the positions were slashed from the corporate headquarters in Framingham, Mass., to keep the company competitive in current economic conditions, Hohler said.
No employees at Staples retail stores in Chambersburg and Hagerstown were affected.
Staples reported $11 billion in sales of offices supplies, business services, furniture and technology last year and employs 51,000 people worldwide.