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DHL to eliminate 120 jobs in Raleigh

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DHL eCommerce is closing its Raleigh distribution facility and eliminating at least 120 positions in the city as part of a broader relocation plan by the global shipping giant DHL Group.

The facility, located off Gresham Lake Road in North Raleigh, will close by the end of July, with operations moving to a larger facility in Concord, according to the company. The current site is situated north of the U.S. 1 and Interstate 540 intersection.

DHL reported the closure to the state Department of Commerce last week via a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN).

Raleigh employees were given advance notice and the option to relocate to Concord or accept a retention package to remain with the company until the closure, the company stated.

“In Concord, we will have a larger distribution center that will allow us to process more volume,” said Andrea Scarpulla, a DHL eCommerce spokeswoman, in an emailed statement. “This new building will better position us to support our strong customer base in North Carolina.”

The new Concord facility is expected to employ between 150 and 250 people, with staffing typically increasing during the holidays.

DHL eCommerce specializes in domestic and international delivery, employing more than 35,000 people worldwide and handling over 1 billion parcels annually.

In North America, the company focuses on business-to-consumer domestic delivery within the U.S. as well as outbound international deliveries.