Comcast to close Wixom facility, lay off more than 70

 Comcast to close Wixom facility, lay off more than 70

Philadelphia-based Comcast Corp. plans to close and outsource its Wixom warehouse operations, which will result in more than 70 layoffs this summer, according to a notice filed with the state.

The telecommunications conglomerate will partner with an unnamed company that provides warehouse management and logistics services, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice.

“We believe this will allow us to create a more efficient overall warehouse operation, improve inventory management and ultimately help us deliver a better experience for our customers with the equipment they are receiving from Comcast,” Craig D’Agostini, Comcast’s Heartland Region vice president of external affairs, said in the notice.

Comcast plans to begin its first layoffs in mid- to late August. While the employees have no bumping rights, the company is encouraging them to apply to vacancies elsewhere or claim severance benefits if available.

The facility is located at 49800 Martin Road.

A request for comment was not immediately returned.