American Girl Plans to Relocate Middleton Offices and Consolidate Warehouse Operations | Economic news
The company further plans to “upgrade and align” its operating systems across Mattel’s distribution network to “create more efficient product flow, timely replenishments, and shipping costs.” reduced shipping, which ultimately results in a better and more cost-effective customer experience,” Parks said. .
The relocation will affect 55 warehouse and operations employees in Middleton, Parks said, adding that its current Dane County workforce includes 338 staff and 735 regular full-time, part-time and seasonal workers across the states. -United.
It comes as an American girl transitioned to a fully remote contact center and hybrid workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, the new corporate space could accommodate 150 people at any one time, Parks said.
The toymaker is encouraging affected staff members to apply for 40 new positions added at DeForest, as well as open positions at Mattel distribution centers located in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, and San Bernardino, California.
Transition assistance is available for eligible employees who are not looking to reapply, Parks said.
“This includes severance pay, health benefits and outplacement services, and is provided to all benefit-eligible employees … those who work at least 30 (more) hours (per) week,” Parks said.