Amazon is closing 2 facilities with a total of 300 employees and reportedly scrapping plans for 42 new buildings

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The e-commerce giant announced on Wednesday that it was closing two delivery stations in Baltimore that together employ more than 300 people, as local news outlet WMAR-2 first reported.

An Amazon spokesperson told WMAR-2 that the company will offer station staff the option of transferring to other delivery stations in the region. The spokesperson did not specify how many other stations there were, but said there were “several”.

The move appears to be Amazon’s latest step reminiscent of expanding its vast delivery network.

MWPVL International Inc, a consulting firm that tracks Amazon’s real estate purchases, told Bloomberg that Amazon has scrapped plans to open 42 facilities in the United States and delayed plans to open 21 more.

Amazon’s real estate empire has exploded during the pandemic as a surge in demand has left the company with excess space, chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky told reporters in April.

Olsavsky said Amazon doubled the size of its operations and workforce from mid-2021 to April 2022.

Amazon did not immediately respond when contacted by Insider to comment on this article.

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