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3 Local Mail Distribution Centers In Danger Of Closing

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Mail distribution centers in Wareham, Waltham and Shrewsbury are in danger of closing.

Mail distribution centers in Wareham, Waltham and Shrewsbury are in danger of closing.

BOSTON (CBS) – Three major mail-processing centers in Wareham, Waltham and Shrewsbury are all in danger of closing.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

There are 96 employees in Wareham, 401 in Waltham and 517 in Shrewsbury.

However, U.S. Postal Service spokesperson Dennis Tarmey said Thursday he does not expect a significant number of layoffs. Most of those employees will have to move to other facilities in Boston, Providence and North Reading.

WBZ-TV’s Joe Shortsleeve reports.

In fact, Tarmey said that any postal worker who been on the job for more than six years can not be let go, and Tarmey said he believes that applies to almost all the workers.

These proposed closings are not definite yet, but without an act of Congress, they will happen.

The mail-processing centers in Brockton and North Reading are safe for now.

The troubled Postal Service has seen a 25 percent decline in business since 2006.

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