(Host) Bad news for people who work at Vermont’s largest postal sorting center.
The U.S. Postal Service says it will close its facility in White River Junction. Staff at the plant was informed of the decision yesterday in a statement and a video from the U.S. postmaster general.
The Valley News reports that people who work at the plant were upset by the announcement, but they also thought it might be coming. A total of 245 people work at the White River Junction plant.
The decision is part of a national plan to close processing plants. More than 100,000 jobs would be affected.
The Postal Service has been struggling to survive as more and more people move from traditional mail to electronic communication.
Senator Bernie Sanders says senators are working on a plan to stabilize the Postal Service without making cuts.