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Employees at Zion Crossroads Trucking Company to be Laid-Off in April

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Wal-Mart Distribution Center at Zion's Crossroads Wal-Mart Distribution Center at Zion's Crossroads
GORDONSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A trucking company is laying off nearly 200 workers in Zion Crossroads.

Schneider National Carriers notified 181 employees of its facility in the Wal-Mart Distribution Center that they will be laid-off starting at the end of April.

The majority of employees affected by the lay-off are drivers.

In a letter sent to Louisa County, the company says it understands Wal-Mart is contracting with a different carrier which may pick up some or all of the Schneider workers. 

Here is the letter that was released explaining the cease of contract: 

A representative from Schneider released the following statement: 

We are working to identify alternate roles and possible relocation options for associates impacted by this customer procurement event.

Most of the positions are driver associates. Schneider is meeting with each driver and will identify different accounts or other Schneider driving positions in the area for them to transfer to, with no relocation required. Drivers will be offered a stay bonus to transfer to a different position and remain employed with the company.

Outplacement services will be offered to non-driver associates who do not find immediate employment or transfer into another role within the company.