ABX Air to trim 1,900 jobs due to DHL cutback

Share this content:

ABX Air announced that DHL, its principal customer, will discontinue a substantial portion of its U.S.-based domestic express package operations effective January 4, 2009, which will lead to the loss of some 1,900 ABX jobs.

The company said that DHL intends to close its sorting operations at its U.S. regional hubs, and all domestic daytime package sorting operations except a Sunday day sort operation on that date.

DHL is still in negotiations with UPS on a proposed deal where UPS would only ship DHL's interna­tional shipments from their US landing points to their ultimate US destinations.

The closure of these operations will result in the reduction of approximately 1,900 ABX Air positions, the company said, including about 1,000 positions in Wilmington, Ohio. The reductions will affect every department of the company. Notifications to affected employees will begin next week.

DHL also notified ABX Air that it will no longer require the use of ABX Air's DC-9 aircraft after January.

In November, Deutsche Post World Net, parent company of DHL Express, announced that it would discontinue its US-only air and ground services, resulting in the loss of 9,500 jobs.

close

Next Article in Direct Mail

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Brightcove is the world's leading video platform. The most innovative and respected brands confidently rely on Brightcove to solve their most demanding communication challenges because of the unmatched performance and flexibility of our platform, our global scale and reliability, and our award-winning service. With thousands of customers and an industry-leading suite of cloud video products, Brightcove enables customers to drive compelling business results.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above