Younkers will close at mall, 93 to lose jobs

07 April, 2018, 13:59 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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In a statement, Hojnacki said Bon-Ton issued the notification because labor laws require businesses to notify the state about potential job losses under certain circumstances.

There's no word on how Bon-Ton's potential closure in Wisconsin could impact corporate offices in York and/or in Dayton, Ohio.

Bon-Ton said in a court filing this week that there will be an auction Monday, with a court hearing scheduled April 13 to approve any potential sale.

"Bon-Ton is in active discussions with an investor group to acquire the company in a court-supervised sale process", the company said in a statement Friday.

It also had warnings for stores in Lancaster and York counties. Its stores, e-commerce and mobile platforms under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates are open and operating as usual. "We remain committed to pursuing the best path forward for the Company and its stakeholders, including Bon-Ton associates".


The spokeswoman said talks regarding the sale of the chain are ongoing. Because of that, they are required by law to give notice of closures, in case that sale does not go through.

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development officials announced Friday that the closures could mean eliminating 2,255 jobs statewide, after the state received a letter from corporate officials. In addition to its Westgate Mall location, Bon-Ton has stores at South Mall in Salisbury Township, Palmer Park Mall in Palmer Township and Richland Plaza outside Quakertown. A press release says 71 employees will be impacted.

The Eau Claire Younkers is one of five large "anchor" stores at the Oakwood Mall.

Bon-Ton filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on February 11.

Bon-Ton now operates more than 200 stores across 23 states, under the nameplates of Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers.

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