Meal-kit maker mov­ing jobs to new site

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM -

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.

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