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US to close south NJ warehouse, costing 200 jobs

12-7-13

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Federal cost-cutting is resulting in the closing of a huge government warehouse in southern New Jersey and the loss of about 200 jobs.

The U.S. General Services Administration announced it will phase out operations at its mammoth distribution center in Burlington Township over the next 12 months.

The warehouse, which is leased, stores a variety of supplies for distribution to federal government offices and military installations.

In recent years, the GSA has been moving to a new supply model allowing government offices to obtain supplies directly from vendors.

A GSA spokeswoman tells the Burlington County Times (http://bit.ly/1d9HcDt ) the closure of warehouse operations in New Jersey and California is expected to generate gross savings of $100 million a year.

The workforce at the warehouse is split between GSA employees and contractors.

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Information from: Burlington County Times (Willingboro, N.J.), http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com