AT&T is Closing Down 250 Stores and Cutting Thousands of Jobs
The economic ramifications continue to be felt across the retail industry with more store closings and staff cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest store closings and job cuts comes from wireless carrier AT&T according to a report from the website Business Insider.
The company will permanently close over 250 stores nationwide and 3,400 jobs will be lost. According to a press release released by a union representing AT&T workers, the cuts will affect 3,400 clerical and technician positions. The job cuts will also effect 1,300 retail jobs due to the closing of over 250 AT&T stores nationwide.
There are over 172 AT&T and 32 Wireless Cricket stores in the Garden State including Absecon, Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point, Pleasantville, Atlantic City, Turnersville and Vineland in South Jersey.
The company has not released a store closing list or a timetable for the closings or job cuts.
The have been a slew of retail closings this year due to the coronavirus pandemic including Starbucks closing over 400 locations and The Children's Place closing 300 locations.
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ommunications Workers of America, a union representing AT&T workers