More than 100 jobs cut as Postal Service transfers Toledo mail sorting to Michigan

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Nearly half of the jobs at a sorting center in northwest Ohio will be eliminated as the Postal Service moves its local mail-sorting operation to Michigan.

The Postal Service says about 117 jobs at the sorting center at Toledo's main post office will be eliminated around mid-April. The Blade in Toledo reports (http://bit.ly/1KRLFvT ) employees received formal notice of the changes this week.

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The upcoming change means inbound mail to Toledo will be sorted 60 miles away in Detroit. Delivery trucks will run the mail to Toledo's post office, where it will be transferred to other trucks for local delivery.

The sorting of Toledo's outbound mail was transferred to Pontiac, Michigan in 2013.

Postal Service spokesman David Van Allen says employees have known about the consolidation plans for several years.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/