A book distribution operation is closing on the northwest side of Indianapolis. In a notice to the state, Illinois-based ReaderLink Distribution Services LLC says layoffs will begin in April and continue until the center shuts down at the end of August. The move is expected to affect 147 workers.
The bulk of the positions are warehouse associates, clerks, maintenance technicians and forklift operators. ReaderLink bills itself as the largest full-service distributor of hardcover, trade and paperback books to non-trade channel booksellers in North America. It has additional distribution centers in Illinois, Virginia and Utah. The company did not provide any information about the reason for the closure in its mass layoff notice posted by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The center is located near 79th Street and Georgetown Road.