Sears Canada cuts 624 more jobs

Bad news for Sears Canada employees once again, two weeks after the chain announced major cuts to its call centers across the country, it’s now laying off 624 employees at the store level.

The company says because of restructuring an average of five employees per store will lose their jobs.

On January 15, Sears announced 1600 jobs would be cut from call centers and warehouses across the country, approximately 800 in the Montreal area.

“Sears has been in a downward spiral for a long time and things certainly don’t point toward revitalization,” Robert Soroka, professor at John Molson School of Business, said.

Soroka said the cuts are not a reflection of the Canadian economy but a problem of Sears not keeping up with the arrival of American retailers.

Sears Canada would not comment but in a press release it said the cuts will lead to better communication between management and sales associates.

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  1. joeN posted on 01/30/2014 10:38 AM
    Sears has always struggled with Sales in Canada. Management has been very myopic with it's marketing strategies. Product lines are same as other retailers but more expensive so you buy where pricing is more competitive. Additionally, they roll out the season's fashions at full retail pricing and shortly after start the mark down process, so as a consumer you wait until they mark it down to 50% before you would consider shopping at this dinosaur retailer.
  2. Joseph posted on 01/30/2014 11:17 AM
    51% of Sears Canada is owned by Sears Holding a US company. Its not a problem of Sears not keeping up with the arrival of American retailers, but poor management here in Canada. Canada is being sold out in ever which way and its the working class that must suffer and carry the burden.
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