Amid an ongoing financial dispute with the U.S. Postal Service, Matheson Flight Extenders (MFE), a mail processing, transportation and logistics contractor, plans to lay off more than 450 employees by Dec. 15 and close its mail sorting facilities in California.
Since mid-September, Sacramento, California-based MFE has filed three Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notices with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) of the permanent layoffs of 72 employees, including truck drivers and material handlers, at its facility in San Leandro by Dec. 15. MFE is also closing two Surface Transfer Centers, which will result in job cuts of 124 workers by Dec. 5 in Sacramento. Another 257 workers were slated to be permanently laid off at its Long Beach facility by Nov. 13, although there was a possibility the timeline could be extended, according to the WARN letter.