3 USPS Processing Centers In Mass. Could Close

The U.S. Postal Service has proposed closing three mail processing centers in Massachusetts and moving their operations elsewhere in the state as part of a nationwide effort by the financially struggling agency to cut billions of dollars in costs.

The postal service announced Thursday that sorting centers in Wareham, Waltham and Shrewsbury would close under the plan, and operations would move to facilities in Providence, R.I., Boston and North Reading.

The three centers slated for closure employ about 1,000 people combined. A postal service spokesman says some jobs would migrate along with the work, but had no information on any possible job losses.

At the request of Congress, the independent agency agreed to wait until May 15 to begin closures so lawmakers would have time to stabilize finances first.

This program aired on February 23, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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