Meal-kit maker moving jobs to new site
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Blue Apron Holdings Inc. is closing a New Jersey facility and moving 1,270 jobs to a bigger site opening in the state later this year.
More than half of the employees at the Jersey City facility have decided to move to Linden, N.J., a company spokesman said. According to a public notice, the original Jersey City fulfillment center will close by October. Workers notified Friday of the changes will still have the opportunity to relocate to the new warehouse, the spokesman said. The move affects 24 percent of Blue Apron’s workforce, most of whom sort, clean and assemble food into boxes that correspond with recipes for making dinner at home.
The announcement comes about one month after Blue Apron went public. Last week, the company restructured its executive team. Chief Operating Officer Matt Wadiak — who was also a co-founder — stepped down from his role. The shares are down more than 35 percent since the initial public offering.