You may have already begun to hear the radio advertisements of blowout sales and unbeatable prices. JC's 5 Star Outlet is closing.
The name appeared at Jamestown Mall in 2011 as JC Penney Outlet made the decision to close, and will now close its doors and lay off about 80 employees.
The Columbus, OH-based SB Capital Group acquired 15 J.C. Penney Outlet Stores nationwide in 2011. The group rebranded the stores as JC's 5 Star Outlets.
All 15 stores will close due to declining sales and merchandise will be liquidated, according to Todd Hutchins, spokesman at SB Capital.
Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filed with the state of Missouri the first week in October, and gives and effective date for the layoffs of Nov. 30.
Companies have to file WARN notices when they have 100 or
more employees. They have to provide notification 60 calendar days in advance of plant
closings and mass layoffs, with the hope the advance notice gives workers and their families some transition time to
adjust to the prospective loss of employment, to seek and obtain other jobs,
and, if necessary, to enter skill training or retraining programs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.