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Job cuts coming to Norfolk mail processing center

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NORFOLK, NE. (KTIV/US92) -

Budget cuts in the Unites States Postal Service are going to be hitting a Siouxland community sooner than expected.

Postal workers in Norfolk, Nebraska have been told that the USPS processing center there will be scaling back production sometime this summer.

The Postal Service had previously announced that they wouldn't be making any cuts to the processing center until next year.

However USPS spokesperson Brian Sperry said the organization has seen a 37% decline in first-class mail, which is affecting the bottom line.

"The Postal Service is losing $25 million a day. So business as usual is not an option," said Sperry.

There aren't a lot of specifics about the cut-backs that are being released at this time, although Sperry said processing services will be shifted to Omaha at some point this summer.

While the processing center will remain open, Sperry said many of its 60 or so employees will either be offered transfers or be eliminated through retirement.

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