24 Fedex Of­fice stores clos­ing in Canada

The Hamilton Spectator - - COMMENT - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ship­ping gi­ant FedEx is clos­ing its FedEx Of­fice stores in Canada af­ter 32 years in the coun­try.

Spokesper­son Stacey Sul­li­van says FedEx Of­fice will close its 24 stores, a man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Markham and its head of­fice in Toronto.

FedEx Of­fice is a sep­a­rate op­er­at­ing com­pany from FedEx, which “re­mains com­mit­ted to Canada and ready to serve cus­tomers’ ship­ping needs,” said a com­pany state­ment. The FedEx ship­ping cen­tre on Barnes Road in Cam­bridge will re­main open to cus­tomers.

The move will re­sult in the loss of 214 jobs, but will not af­fect FedEx’s ship­ping busi­ness in Canada, she said, adding the de­ci­sion was made af­ter as­sess­ing cur­rent and fu­ture busi­ness prospects.

Eigh­teen of the stores are in On­tario, five in B.C. and one in Nova Sco­tia. The clos­ings are to be­gin in Au­gust.

FedEx Of­fice shops of­fer a range of busi­ness ser­vices and are also used as pick up and drop-off sites for FedEx ship­ping.

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