Macy's is closing two stores in New England: at the Mall at Whitney Field in Leominster, Massachusetts, and at the Westfield Meriden Mall in Meriden, Connecticut.
Regular, non-seasonal workers will be placed at nearby stores if possible, according to a company spokesperson. If not, they will be eligible for severance.
The Massachusetts Macy's stores at Solomon Pond, Auburn and Natick, as well as the Connecticut Macy's stores at Brass Mill Center, Westfarms Mall and Pavilions at Buckland Hills will remain open, according to the company spokesperson.
The Cincinnati-based department store chain says 28 Macy's stores nationwide and one Bloomingdale's store in all will be closed.
A clearance sale will begin in January and run 8-12 weeks.