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JCPenney is eliminating salon receptionists company-wide, employees at the company tell us.The receptionists are being let go on March 10, and some will be replaced by stylists “fresh out of school.” The idea is that the new hires will work their way into a station, explains a JCPenney stylist.
It’s unclear exactly how many people this will affect.
A large JCPenney salon can have eight or more receptionists who work there, says the stylist.
The total headcount could be upwards of 1,000, according to another JCPenney employee.
Salon workers were informed of the news today in what they describe as “secret meetings,” the employee tells us.
JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson is trying to turn things around for the embattled department store chain. He took the helm of the retailer more than a year ago.
We’ve reached out to JCPenney for comment and will update if a representative gets back to us.
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