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Macy's: Five Stores Closing, 2,500 Laid Off

See which stores are closing and how your local Macy's will be impacted.

Macy's announced five stores are closing and 2,500 employees will be laid off in reorganization. Patch file photo.
Macy's announced five stores are closing and 2,500 employees will be laid off in reorganization. Patch file photo.

Approximately 2,500 employees at the Macy's department store chain will be laid off and five stores will close in the coming weeks under a company reorganization plan announced Wednesday.

The five Macy locations that will close are not in the Washington, D.C., area, but it appears positions will be reduced at Macy locations across the country, according to a statement from the company.

The changes are expected to generate $100 million in savings per year.

"We continue to maintain a very strong nationwide network of stores through an ongoing process of selectively adding new locations while also trimming those that no longer meet our performance requirements or where our leases were not renewed," said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

The five stores closing include:

  • Fiesta Mall, Mesa, Ariz.
  • Metcalf South Shopping Center, Overland Park, Kan. 
  • Jamestown Mall, Florissant, Mo.
  • Medley Centre, Irondequoit, N.Y.
  • Fashion Place Mall, Murray, Utah
Mary Ferguson January 09, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Oh man--it's already hard enough at Macy's trying to get someone to take your money.
Mike Allen Greenwalt January 20, 2014 at 09:48 AM
This is what I hate. We complain so much about job loss, yet no one fights for jobs when companies start laying people off so they can make more money.
Robert January 27, 2014 at 02:41 PM
You have to consider what Macy's overhead cost are: rent, lights, insurance, misc. before even start paying employees, healthcare etc.. before the company even makes a profit. If you don't own stock in Macy's you can't knock how they run their business. Every stock holder wants to see a profit on his investment. Every business has the right to lay off people or close stores that don't make enough money to survive. Companies are not like the government where they can keep spending, you run out of being able to borrow on your credit line.

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