EVERETT, Wash. – Beginning this week, Everett-based Funko plans to lay off 258 employees at its distribution centers in Everett and Puyallup.
A spokesman for Funko said the company would not comment on the layoffs, which are expected to take place on April 9. The spokesman added that the company is consolidating its Washington warehouse into an Arizona location.
Known for its pop culture characters, Funko has five camps in Washington. Four are in Everett and one is in Puyallup. In January, the company told employees it had outgrown its Washington offices.
Funko has leased a 958,000 square foot facility in Buckeye, Arizona. The company said there was potential for a shift.
However, in a press release, Funko said it selected Buckeye in part because of his strong talent pool. When Funko announced it was moving its distribution center to Arizona, it said the move would create 300 new jobs in Arizona.
The company’s Everett headquarters will remain. The company has been located in downtown Everett since 2017.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/funko-everett-lay-off-258-workers-warehouse/281-7e612d69-a442-42dd-bd63-b1ff421b40f9 Funko lays off Washington warehouse workers