Shutterfly acknowledges being aware of the implications of this decision, including the impact on the families of the affected employees and the Shakopee community at large and is committed to providing assistance to the affected employees. The company will assist them in finding new jobs and alternative career paths. It will also make internal job transfers easier and offer relocation assistance to some employees.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has announced that the California-based company will permanently close its Shakopee plant in June 2024. The plan has been in place for nearly ten years.
Shutterfly announced earlier this year that it would lay off 93 employees at its Shakopee facility while also relocating its books and gifting units to other locations. This strategic shift was motivated by the company’s reaction to the current ‘challenging and uncertain economic conditions.’