Amazon to move jobs from N. Charleston warehouse to Midlands

Updated: Nov. 29, 2016 at 4:50 AM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Amazon will be closing a book-making warehouse in North Charleston, taking 149 jobs with it.

The Post and Courier reports that Amazon told the state labor department that it would close the facility permanently on Feb. 15, 2017. The company also said it would give the employees affected a chance to take a job elsewhere before the warehouse closes.

Amazon spokeswoman Sarah Bond says the warehouse prints and ships books and has hundreds of employees who handle shipments in the area. The warehouse will move to the Midlands to be closer to the company's West Columbia distribution hub.

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce disclosed the layoffs on Monday.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.