- Retail workers around the US are being furloughed and laid off as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
- JCPenney, Gap, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Victoria’s Secret are among the retailers taking these measures to cut costs during this time.
- Both Everlane and Rent the Runway have permanently laid off staff.
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Hundreds of thousands of retail workers across the US have been furloughed from their jobs until further notice as their employers take drastic measures to cut costs during the coronavirus crisis.
The retail sector has been hit hard over the past few weeks and months, and for conflicting reasons. While grocery chains and food delivery companies are scrambling to meet surging demand, other retail businesses deemed “nonessential” by the government have been forced to shutter stores and are now finding that a large portion of their business has dried up.
Store closures across the country are taking their toll on the people who previously worked in these now-shuttered locations and who now find themselves without a paycheck.
Below are some of the major US retailers that have announced temporary and permanent layoffs in recent days: