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JCPenney is laying off hundreds of workers as it shuts down a massive distribution center in Wisconsin

Flickr / Steven Depolo JCPenney is closing a two-million-square-foot facility in Wisconsin. 670 employees will lose their jobs. The decision was made to the fact that JCPenney is “oversized” in the US. JCPenney is cutting 670 jobs at two-million-square-foot facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The retailer will begin shutting down the distribution center this summer, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Tuesday. The facility is serving as a warehouse and customer-service operation for the retailer. The location of a business and supply chain and customer care operations with the future of the Company, “JCPenney representative Carter English Business Insider in a statement. JCPenney’s supply chain is “oversized to its national footprint store,” according to Carter. Lenexa, Kansas and Columbus, Ohio. “It’s never easy taking actions that directly impact our valued associates,” said English. “However, we feel this is a necessary business decision.” This article is available from JCPenney and other mall-centric retailers like Sears and Macy’s have struggled as a retail apocalypse. Dozens of retailers shuttered an estimated 9,000 stores in 2017 – and are bracing for more closures to come in 2018.

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