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This Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications have agreed to form a wireless partnership in order to strengthen their positions in the rapidly growing sector. Comcast and Charter Communications Inc. said Monday, May 8, that their partnership will give customers more choice and competitive prices. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Comcast plans to begin laying off 72 employees at a suburban Detroit warehouse by mid-August.
The cable company is permanently closing its Customer Premise Equipment warehouse at 49800 Martin Road, Wixom, according to a filing with the Michigan Workforce Development Agency.
Layoffs are expected to begin between Aug. 17 and Aug. 30.
“We have decided to partner with a firm which specializes in warehouse management and logistics,” wrote Craig D’Agostini, Comcast’s regional vice president of external affairs, in the filing.
“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.”
The cable provider said impacted employees could fill open Comcast positions around the state, with 300 regional jobs listed as of this week, and that those who are unable to transfer to another position would receive severance benefits,
Comcast said it would also offer outplacement benefits to help secure new jobs.