Job Layoffs

Saks will close Harford distribution center next year and lay off 150

Saks will close Harford distribution center next year and lay off 150

Saks Fifth Avenue plans to close its Aberdeen distribution center early next year and lay off about 150 workers.

The warehouse at 500 Hickory Drive will shut down in phases between March and August, the company said in a notice filed with the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The upscale department store retailer informed Harford County officials of its plans last week.

The private, nonprofit Susquehanna Workforce Network is assisting workers in finding new jobs, said Cindy Mumby, a spokeswoman for Harford County government.

Hudson’s Bay Co., parent of Saks Inc., plans to move the operations to its Wilkes-Bare, Pa., distribution center starting in...

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