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Mattoon Sears Closing

Mattoon Sears Closing



nearly 50 people employed by series in the map in Mattoon have been notified their store will be closing in April Savannah those workers got the news tuesday in this store is just one of many around the nation shutting their doors in the move the company says is part of efforts to reduce expenses but help is out there for those searching for another job come April it's always sad to see a business closed their doors and you know it affects the community because you know they may have 40 employees but the monetary effect of the velocity of the payroll that goes you know the amounts of dollars that go through our community will be sure you know they'll shrink and so that it affects all businesses Rick works with unemployed people all the time at the express employment professionals in that Thun which helps place people looking for new jobs brooke says although no one wants to be unemployed employees have the skill set to take elsewhere and for the Sears employees you know they have a lot of transferable skills so they have cash handling skills and customer service skills some of them work in the back there in their warehouse so that some of them might have warehouse skills and they all have inventory skills and knowledge about taking inventory so they have a lot of transferable skills that employers that we work with would be interested in the express employment professionals office has not had any current Sears employees reach out to them yet but Rick says they do plan to help during this time they were in the process of reaching out to them to see if we can do some out placement for their associates and see you know how we might be able to help bring a solution to the table for their employees for employment no one wants to be unemployed although the closing doesn't affect her personally the closing does certainly hit home I was duly saddened because my father used to work for Sears and he actually worked for this year's in the mall here's watch reached out to management and employees at the Mattoon location but they were unable to comment full-time employees will be offered severance based on years work the tentative date of closing is april twenty seventh series is also closing its store and auto center at champagnes marketplace mall


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