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Sears Holdings Corp. cut 130 jobs Thursday as it continues to reduce expenses and streamline operations to keep the struggling retailer afloat.The layoffs were primarily at its headquarters in Hoffman Estates, said Mayor Bill McLeod, who was informed Thursday...

Sears cutting 130 jobs

Sears Holdings Corp. cut 130 jobs Thursday as it continues to reduce expenses and streamline operations to keep the struggling retailer afloat.The layoffs were primarily at its headquarters in Hoffman Estates, said Mayor Bill McLeod, who was informed Thursday...

Sears cutting 130 jobs

Sears Holdings Corp. cut 130 jobs Thursday as it continues to reduce expenses and streamline operations to keep the struggling retailer afloat.

The layoffs were primarily at its headquarters in Hoffman Estates, said Mayor Bill McLeod, who was informed Thursday by company executives.

Memo from Sears CEO Edward Lampert

"Sears is still one of the largest real estate owners in the country and it has other businesses besides the stores," McLeod said. "I believe they're going to be around for a while."

Sears announced earlier this month that it would continue to restructure to return to profitability. It is targeting at least $1 billion in cost savings this year. As part of the restructuring, Sears said it would eliminate positions in various business units and roles primarily at its headquarters, said Sears spokesman Howard Riefs.

"These actions follow actions that impacted our Kmart and Sears stores and field locations in the past two months," Riefs said. "The company is providing 60 days' notice, and severance and transition assistance will be offered to those who are eligible, and, as always, we are committed to treating these associates with respect and dignity."

Dozens of affected employees and their colleagues also took to online discussion boards to vent their concerns and frustrations with the company and compared notes on the severance package.

Sears Holdings, parent of Sears and Kmart stores, has been losing money because consumers are shopping for deals elsewhere -- online and in stores. The last holiday season especially saw losses and the company said it would re-evaluate its stores, properties and workforce.

Last year, Sears closed 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores nationwide, although none were in the Chicago suburbs. Sears Holdings then was expected to have about 1,500 stores left. It was part of an ongoing mission to return to profitability.

The headquarters will remain above the minimum head count requirement of 4,250 employees under the Illinois EDGE tax break package the company received after it threatened to leave Illinois in 2011, Riefs said.

EDGE, or Economic Development for a Growing Economy, provides tax breaks for companies that reach certain milestones, such as workforce numbers, if they stay in Illinois.

Since then, the nationwide retailer has continued to lose money and has sold off various brands, real estate and trimmed its workforce all while its CEO Edward Lampert invested millions of dollars to keep it afloat.

Last month, Sears agreed to sell its Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc. for about $900 million, marking Lampert's move again to prop up the beleaguered retailer with fresh sources of funding. Lampert has spun off Craftsman, Sears Hometown & Outlet business and Lands' End clothing line.

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Publish Date : 24 Şubat 2017 Cuma 08:08

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