YRC Worldwide will cut 80 jobs in Akron, Ohio, and is looking for a buyer for the former headquarters of Roadway Express there, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.
The jobs affected are at the former Roadway headquarters on Gorge Boulevard. The work will be shifted to Buffalo, N.Y., and YRC's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.
YRC put the Gorge Boulevard property on the block in 2009, hoping to sell it to a buyer who would lease a portion of it back to YRC, the Beacon Journal reported.
YRC has about 350 employees at the Gorge Boulevard site, and also has a terminal in nearby Copley Township, according to the Beacon Journal.
In November, the less-than-truckload carrier proposed closing 31 terminals in the Midwest, South and East, ratcheting back its network to about 320 facilities.
"It is imperative that operations within YRC terminals continue to be consolidated as quickly as possible, thus eliminating inefficiency in the network," the LTL carrier said in a proposed change of operations submitted to the Teamsters union.
In a Nov. 5 conference call, YRC President Michael J. Smid said the national LTL carrier might eventually pare back its network to about 300 terminals.
YRC Worldwide sold $36 million in excess property in the third quarter, when it reported a $62 million net loss on $1.13 billion in revenue.
The company, which owns three regional LTL carriers as well as national LTL carrier YRC, will report its fourth quarter financial results Feb. 4.
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