Cox Enterprises has filed paperwork with the Georgia Department of Labor indicating that it will lay off 150 people in Kennesaw, the location of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution’s north Cobb distribution center.
An additional 102 employees will be layed off from the paper’s home delivery distribution center in Smyrna.
In a letter sent to GDOL, a representative from Cox Enterprises said it “plans to outsource its home delivery distribution” beginning July 16. The distribution center is located in south Smyrna at 5000 Highland Parkway.
Andy McDill, a Cox Enterprises media representative, explained the reason for the layoffs.
“In an effort to streamline our operations and circulation and distribution operation expenses we’ve made the business decision to outsource all our home delivery operations,” she said. “I don’t have the exact number on me, but I want to emphasize that this change has no impact on the