The Cape Girardeau postal distribution center will close by the end of the year. The U.S. Postal Service accelerated the closure due to the lack of mail volume coming through the center. Richard Watkins of the U.S. Postal Services tells KZIM KSIM this will affect 12 to 18 workers and all of those workers will be offered jobs within a 50 mile radius of Cape Girardeau. There is no exact timeline of when the distribution center will close, butthe Cape Girardeau center is one of 55 distribution centers nationwide and its closure was moved up to this year instead of 2014.
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