Am I Next? Outsourcing at Loot Crate

Los Angeles, California-based Loot Crate, a subscription box service that provides monthly boxes of geek- and gaming-related merchandise, is restructuring its distribution model. The company has announced that they will be transitioning to an outside logistics vendor and permanently laying off 150 employees as they close their own Vernon, California warehousing and distribution operations.

According to a company spokesperson, "This isn't closure for Loot Crate's business, and instead is the company transitioning out of our current warehouse operations to a third party logistics company. The employees affected were predominantly our on-call shipping and receiving staff, who were notified earlier this year when the transition process began. Today is simply the final day of our warehouse operations, and we have begun full-time packing, shipping, and receiving for our products through the third party logistics company."

Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?