COVINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is consolidating processing facilities due to an increase in online filing, meaning a loss of 1,800 jobs in northern Kentucky in 2019.

The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2cFtKQY ) reports the agency announced the cuts Wednesday. Some employees will remain in Covington at other facilities.

Leaders with the IRS’s National Treasury Employees Union said the union will work to avoid or mitigate the impact. The union said the IRS also plans to phase out 3,000 workers in Fresno, California, in 2021 and 2,400 in Austin, Texas, in 2024.

The IRS is Covington’s second largest employer.

City Manager Larry Klein said the job losses will have a big impact. He said the city wasn’t notified in advance.

Klein said the consolidation will free up prime riverfront property for redevelopment.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com