USPS Processing Center Closure 21 May 12

More information has been released on the closure of the US Postal Service mail-processing center in Mankato. The facility has been targeted since last summer as part of a massive consolidation effort, and it was made official last week that it will be shut down by February of 2013. The building will continue to be used by the USPS, but most of the about 100 jobs will leave Mankato. A postal service spokesperson says that it will be used as a transportation hub with some limited processing and business mail entry work being done. The bulk of the work will be moving to Minneapolis. Facilities in St. Cloud and Rochester are being shut down as well. The postal service is reportedly in talks with it’s worker’s union to create a retirement incentive plan for some employees.