Wayfair Pushes Back Opening In Jacksonville, Terminates 42 People
Online furniture retailer Wayfair Inc. pushed back the opening of its Jacksonville fulfillment center and terminated the jobs of 42 employees, a spokeswoman said.
Corporate Communications Associate Director Susan Frechette said by email Feb. 14 that 47 employees were sent to other Wayfair facilities.
“We were unable to move forward with employment for 42,” she said.
Wayfair is paying employees for the past 3½ weeks when they were unable to work because of the unexpected delay and paying for an additional week, she said.
“We recognize this is difficult news for our employees and are working to assist in the transition as much as possible,” she said.
She said Wayfair is assisting with career placement support.
Frechette said the situation is not related to the Boston-based company’s decision last week to lay off 550 people globally.
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