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    Mervyns eliminates jobs


    by employmentcrossing


    Hayward, California-based department store chain Mervyns has eliminated a “significant number” of jobs, mostly at their headquarters.

    The retailer closed 26 stores in August.

    The affected positions were across all headquarters areas, including finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, merchandising and store operations. Additionally, the restructuring had an impact on several field positions in stores, and in Mervyns' distribution centers in Fremont and Ontario.

    "Decisions to reduce headcount are never easy," said John Goodman, CEO of Mervyns. “But we are confident that further cost reduction will put Mervyns in a better position to return to profitability.”

    In July, the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The chain was founded by Mervin G. Morris in 1949.

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