ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Macy’s announced it will lay off more than 200 of its employees across two malls in Maryland.
The department store notified the Maryland Department of Labor of the cuts last week, saying nearly 130 employees at The Mall in Columbia, and about 100 in Westfield Annapolis will be laid off, The Capital Gazette reported on Monday.
The filing comes a day after Macy’s Inc., the parent company which owns Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and other stores, announced their plans to cut 4,000 corporate and managerial staff positions across its stores last week.
The two stores in Maryland will remain open despite the layoffs, said Macy’s Director of Media Relations Jacqueline King.
But Rosa Cruz, spokesperson for Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp, told the newspaper faster rates of closures for department stores should be expected amid the pandemic.
Sears closed its Annapolis location in April, while another department store, Nordstrom, has announced plans to shut down its Westfield Annapolis store in August, the newspaper reported.
J.C. Penney, the only department store left at Westfield Annapolis has filed for bankruptcy, but has not said it will close down the store.
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