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1,500 More Layoffs, Store Closings For 3 NJ Retailers (UPDATE)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019  
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Tom Davis | Patch.com

October 1, 2019

More than 1,500 layoffs are expected in NJ as another major chain, which has 29 locations in the state, says it plans to close stores.

More than 1,500 layoffs are expected in NJ as another major chain, which has 29 locations in the state, says it plans to close stores. (Getty Images)

 

NEW JERSEY — More layoffs and possible store closings are coming to New Jersey soon just as three major retailers — which have a total of more than 200 locations across the state — are expected to close a large number of stores. One chain announced late Tuesday that six stores will close (see list below).

Several New Jersey companies have announced that more than 1,500 people will lose their jobs in the next two months (see lists below).

The announcements come as Pier 1, which has 29 stores in New Jersey, announced it will close about 145 stores this fiscal year. Retail chain Forever 21, which has 20 stores in the state, also is expected to close up to 178 stores in the United States.

Late Tuesday, Forever 21 identified the locations in New Jersey that are set to close:

Deptford
Mays Landing
East Hanover
Cherry Hill
Short Hills
East Brunswick
Forever 21 announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a letter to customers. The teenage clothing store made it clear, though, it wasn't going out of business, and instead filed for bankruptcy protection as a "deliberate and decisive step to put us on a successful track for the future," according to the letter.

Pier 1 announced its own possible store closings after reporting low financial results Wednesday.

"As anticipated, our fourth-quarter sales and profitability were disappointing and reflect the execution issues we identified earlier in the year and have been working with urgency to correct," Cheryl Bachelder, interim Pier 1 CEO, said in a statement.

Neither chain has yet specified the locations that will be closed. Another company that's shutting down 20o stores, Walgreens, has 158 locations in New Jersey but also has not disclosed which sites will be shuttered (see list of New Jersey locations below).

Here are the layoffs planned in New Jersey:


Daiichi Sankyo Inc., Basking Ridge (Oct. 7): 68. Daiichi Sankyo has announced it's eliminating 280 jobs as part of a restructuring.
Prime Flight Aviation Services Inc., Newark (Oct. 8): 735. Hundreds of workers who clean airplane cabins and lavatories for United Airlines at Newark Liberty International Airport will lose their jobs this fall, according to nj.com.
Western Union and Western Union Business Solutions, Montvale (Oct. 13): 192. Western Union's plan to chop 10 percent of its workforce as part of a cost-reduction effort was expected to impact the money transfer giant's Montvale location, according to a report. Read more: Montvale Workers Could Be Impacted By Western Union Layoffs
Nestle USA, Keasbey (Oct. 18): 64.
First Transit, Lawnside (Oct. 19): 203.
IPT LLC, Somerville (Oct. 31): 10.
Southwest Airlines. (Nov. 3) 118.
Bed Bath & Beyond, Union (Nov. 15) 80. The popular home store with locations in the United States and beyond has a few changes coming to a chunk of its stores before Christmas while underperforming locations might close or be moved in the near future. Read more: Bed Bath & Beyond Changes, Closures; Can NJ's 35 Stores Survive?
Conair, East Windsor (Nov. 29): 98. The maker of personal care and beauty products, is closing its East Windsor warehouse, which will cost nearly 100 employees their jobs, according to ROI-NJ.


Here are the Pier 1 locations in New Jersey that could be subject to closure:

Bridgewater
Cape May Court House
Cherry Hill
Clifton
Deptford
East Brunswick
East Hanover
Edgewater
Flanders
Flemington
Freehold
Hamilton
Holmdel
Howell
Jersey City
Manahawkin
Manasquan
Millville
Mount Laurel
Ocean
Paramus (Route 17)
Paramus (Route 4)
Princeton
Riverdale
Rockaway
Somers Point
Toms River
Watchung
Woodbridge


Here are the Walgreens locations in New Jersey that could be subject to closure:

ATLANTIC CITY
BARNEGAT
BAYONNE
BAYVILLE
BELLEVILLE
BERGENFIELD
BERKELEY HEIGHTS
BLACKWOOD
BLOOMFIELD
BOONTON
BOUND BROOK
BRICK
BRIDGETON
BRIDGEWATER
BURLINGTON
CALDWELL
CAMDEN
CARLSTADT
CARTERET
CHERRY HILL
CLARK
CLIFTON
COLONIA
CRANFORD
DENVILLE
DOVER
DUMONT
EAST BRUNSWICK
EAST ORANGE
EAST WINDSOR
EDGEWATER
EDISON
EGG HARBOR TWP
ELIZABETH
ELMWOOD PARK
ENGLEWOOD
ENGLISHTOWN
EVESHAM
EWING
FAIR LAWN
FAIRFIELD
FLEMINGTON
FLORHAM PARK
FORT LEE
FRANKLIN
FRANKLIN PARK
FREEHOLD
GARFIELD
GLASSBORO
GLENDORA
GREEN BROOK
HACKENSACK
HACKETTSTOWN
HADDON TOWNSHIP
HALEDON,
HAMILTON
HAMILTON TWP
HARRISON
HAZLET
HILLSBOROUGH
HILLSDALE
HILLSIDE
HOBOKEN
HOWELL
IRVINGTON
JACKSON
JERSEY CITY,
KEARNY
LEDGEWOOD
LINCOLN PARK
LINDEN
LINDENWOLD
LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWSHIP
LITTLE FALLS
LITTLE SILVER
LIVINGSTON
LODI
LYNDHURST
MADISON
MAGNOLIA
MANAHAWKIN
MANALAPAN
MANTUA
MAPLEWOOD
MARLBORO
MATAWAN
MILLVILLE
MORRISTOWN
MOUNT EPHRAIM
MOUNT HOLLY
MOUNT LAUREL
N ARLINGTON
NEPTUNE
NEW BRUNSWICK
NEWARK
NEWTON
NORTH BERGEN
NORTH BERGEN TOWNSHIP
NORTH BRUNSWICK
OAKLAND
OLD BRIDGE
ORANGE
PARSIPPANY
PASSAIC
PATERSON
PENNS GROVE
PENNSAUKEN
PENNSVILLE
PERTH AMBOY
PISCATAWAY
PLAINFIELD
POINT PLEASANT BORO
PORT MONMOUTH
PRINCETON
RAHWAY
RAMSEY
RED BANK
RIO GRANDE
RIVERSIDE
ROBBINSVILLE
ROCKAWAY
ROSELAND
ROSELLE
RUTHERFORD
SAYREVILLE
SEWELL
SHORT HILLS
SICKLERVILLE
SOMERSET
SOMERVILLE
SPRINGFIELD
STIRLING
SUMMIT
TEANECK
TOMS RIVER
TRENTON
UNION
UNION CITY
VAUXHALL
VERONA
VINELAND
VOORHEES
WALDWICK
WARREN
WAYNE
WEST LONG BRANCH
WEST MILFORD
WEST NEW YORK
WEST ORANGE
WESTFIELD
WHITEHOUSE STATION
WHITING
WILDWOOD
WILLIAMSTOWN
WILLINGBORO
WOODBRIDGE
WOODBURY
WYCKOFF


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