Albany postal workers could learn fate next week

ATLANTA (AP) - Postal workers at a south Georgia distribution center are expected to learn the fate of their jobs next week.

The Albany Herald reports that Assistant Dougherty County Manager Mike McCoy participated in a meeting with the U.S. postmaster general recently, and learned that notification of workers in Albany is expected on Feb. 23.

The U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to close some Georgia mail facilities, part of a nationwide effort to cut costs.

The cuts would close 252 of the nation's 461 mail processing centers starting in May. Changes in the Postal Service would result in the elimination of roughly 28,000 jobs.

The Georgia facilities in danger of closing are in Acworth, Albany, Athens, Augusta, Cartersville, Columbus, Douglasville, Marietta, Savannah, Swainsboro, Valdosta and Waycross.

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