Here's the letter Sears sent workers telling them they will be fired

  • Sears is closing at least 13 Sears and Kmart stores in addition to the 166 stores that the company previously said it would close this year.
  • Sears provided a letter to some employees at the affected stores saying they would lose their jobs by July 29 at the latest.
  • “Employment terminations including your own are expected to commence on July 8, 2018,” says the letter, dated Thursday.
  • Howard Riefs, a Sears spokesman, told Business Insider: “Those associates that are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores.”

Sears is closing more stores.

The company will shut down at least 11 Sears stores and two Kmart stores in addition to the 166 stores that it previously said it would close this year, according to government filings and Sears employees who spoke to Business Insider.

Sears provided a letter to some employees saying they would lose their jobs by July 29 at the latest.

“Employment terminations including your own are expected to commence on July 8, 2018,” says the letter, dated Thursday.

It adds: “Please understand that the entire facility is closing, and there are no applicable bumping or transfer rights. We hope to accomplish this closing with the least possible disruption to the lives of our employees and the community.”

The letter tells employees to contact a Sears human-resources manager for more information and provides contact information for state employment services. It doesn’t specifically mention severance eligibility or other services available to affected workers.

Howard Riefs, a Sears spokesman, told Business Insider: “Those associates that are eligible will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores.”

Here’s the full letter:

Sears layoff noticeBusiness Insider

Here’s the list of the 13 stores closing. Most are scheduled to close by mid-July.

Sears

  • Sunrise Mall, 5900 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, California
  • Westfield Galleria at Roseville, 1191 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, California
  • Solano Town Center, 1420 Travis Blvd., Fairfield, California
  • Parkway Plaza, 575 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, California
  • Asheville Mall, 1 S Tunnel Road, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Meadowood Mall, 5400 Meadowood Mall Circle, Reno, Nevada
  • Lindale Mall, 4600 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Marketplace at Six Corners, 4730 W Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois
  • Park North Shopping Center, 622 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas
  • Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio

Kmart

  • 1602 W Brandon Blvd., Brandon, Florida
  • 180 Main St., Saugus, Massachusetts

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