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LIBERTY — Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards, Inc., which operates its global businesses under the Hallmark and Crayola brands, will reduce the size of its current workforce by about 400 of the company's 30,000 employees, according to a company press release.

At the distribution center in Liberty, fewer than 10 jobs will be eliminated, said Hallmark spokeswoman JiaoJiao Shen. In 2015, Hallmark consolidated distribution operations to the Liberty Distribution Center.

“I cannot go into specific positions impacted, but I can confirm it is less than 10,” Shen said.

Despite cuts, the Hallmark release states the greeting card company will see increased distribution through expanding business with existing retail partners and working with new retailers.

Those being downsized, according to Hallmark, will be offered severance and transition assistance. Some will also have the opportunity to apply for new positions.

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