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Jobs at risk as FedEx looks to close Ipswich site

PUBLISHED: 12:22 27 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:55 27 August 2019

FedEx has confirmed it is planning to move work away from its site at Claydon Industrial Park. Photo: Google/PA.

FedEx has confirmed it is planning to move work away from its site at Claydon Industrial Park. Photo: Google/PA.

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FedEx has announced plans to close its Ipswich delivery station, casting doubt over the futures of staff employed at the site.

FedEx has confirmed it is planning to move work away from its site at Claydon Industrial Park. Photo: GoogleFedEx has confirmed it is planning to move work away from its site at Claydon Industrial Park. Photo: Google

The American delivery giant confirmed it is looking to move work away from its base at Claydon Industrial Park.

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A FedEx spokeswoman said: "We are continually evaluating ways in which we can deliver the best possible service in the most reliable and efficient way.

FedEx has confirmed it is planning to move work away from its site at Claydon Industrial Park. Photo: GoogleFedEx has confirmed it is planning to move work away from its site at Claydon Industrial Park. Photo: Google

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"We recently announced that we are proposing to relocate the work carried out by FedEx Ipswich into neighbouring locations.

"As part of this process we have entered into consultation with the relevant employees."

While the firm did not reveal a timescale for the plans or the number of employees impacted by the proposed changes it is understood around 35 people are employed at the site.

The Ipswich facility was originally a franchisee location acquired by FedEx in 2006 and became part of the FedEx corporate network in 2016.

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