Hazle Township, Luzerne County-One of the countries largest apparel and home furnishing retailers is closing 33 stores nationwide including one in our area. The JC Penney's in the Laurel Mall is one of the stores the company says is under performing and therefore will be closing. The closings will result in more than 2- thousand people losing their jobs all across the country. According to J-C Penney it is a cost saving measure and will save the retailer 65- million dollars annually. Two others stores in Pennsylvania will also be closing. The store shutdowns are expected to take affect in May.
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