Jun 25, 2020 (Baystreet.ca via COMTEX) -- Macy's /zigman2/quotes/201854387/composite M -2.11% announced Thursday it is laying off 3,900 corporate jobs in a move to cut costs as its business has been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
The department store chain said it expected to save about $365 million through the layoffs in fiscal 2020.
Additionally, Macy's said it has reduced staffing across its stores, supply chain and customer support network, which it says it will adjust as sales rebound.
Said CEO Jeff Gennette, "While the re-opening of our stores is going well, we do anticipate a gradual recovery of business, and we are taking action to align our cost base with our anticipated lower sales.""
Macy's said in fiscal 2020 it plans to spend about $180 million for these restructuring moves, the majority of which will be recorded during the second quarter.
The retailer is set to report first-quarter earnings on July 1, having already released preliminary results. It had said at the end of May that it planned to report a first-quarter operating loss of $905 million to $1.11 billion, compared with net income of $203 million a year ago.
Macy's shares are down about 60% this year; they opened Thursday lower by 16 cents, or 2.4%, to $6.61.
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