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Many jobs lost after Sylvester NAPA center closes

The NAPA center in Sylvester is set to close (Source: WALB) The NAPA center in Sylvester is set to close (Source: WALB)
Karen Rackley (Source: WALB) Karen Rackley (Source: WALB)
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

The NAPA parts center in Sylvester is set to close by the end of July. Genuine Parts Company is moving its operations to facilities in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Jacksonville, taking about 40 jobs away from Sylvester.

The CEO of the Sylvester Worth Chamber of Commerce said it was a tough loss, but the company will help the employees find jobs.

Employees at the Sylvester Distribution Center that's shutting down will get some help finding jobs.

"They are going to be sorely missed. But they have...stepped up," said Karen Rackley. "They're going to give each of their employees opportunities to do resumes get them employed elsewhere."

Rackley says she has already had inquiries about the building that is owned by NAPA.

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