PENNSDALE, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - The JCPenney company announced Friday that it will close three of its stores in northeast Pennsylvania and seven stores statewide.
The stores marked for shuttering are at the Lycoming Mall in Pennsdale, the Columbia Center in Bloomsburg and The Bradford Center mall in Towanda.
The other stores are in Clearfield, King of Prussia, Philadelphia and Willow Grove.
The company says it will close 138 stores nationwide in an attempt to cut costs and increase sales at it's remaining stores. The move is expected to cost approximately 5,000 people their jobs.
In a news release, the company says it will begin liquidation sales at the impacted stores April 21st.