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Walgreens to lay off 345 workers in Flagstaff

Walgreens to lay off 345 workers in Flagstaff

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Jul 19, 2014

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Drugstore chain Walgreens is laying off 345 employees at its distribution center in Flagstaff.
   
The Arizona Daily Sun reports that workers were notified by email Saturday morning that the company planned to shut down the facility by April 2015.
   
Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso says in the email that employees will be let go within the next nine months.
   
Caruso says each person will be offered a severance package.
   
Walgreens officials say the company has more space than it needs as it expands to more state-of-the-art facilities in other locations in the western U.S.
   
According to Caruso, the other facilities have twice the capacity of the Flagstaff location.

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Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.