Staples to lay off 47 employees at Tampa warehouse

Published April 29, 2015

Office supplies retailer Staples will begin shutting down a Tampa warehouse facility in June, a move that will eventually leave 47 people without jobs.

Staples notified the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity that the shutdown will begin on June 26, with completion done by late October. Most of the employees scheduled to be terminated are in delivery services.

If Staples' pending $6.3 billion bid to buy chief rival Office Depot is approved this year, there could be even more shakeups in the office supply chain world, with several locations in Tampa Bay affected.