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JC Penney to shut down Plainfield distribution center

RBR Staff Writer Published 03 July 2012

US-based department store chain JC Penney plans to shut down its Plainfield distribution and support center and lay off 230 workers.

The firm said it will lay off 121 employees on 8 September, followed by the layoff of 30 more a week later and remaining by the end of September, reported Indianapolis Business Journal.

JC Penney officials told the journal that a total 230 workers will be affected; just 176 were mentioned in the notice filed with the state Department of Workforce Development.

The company intends to offer severance benefits and transition programs, including outplacement services to employees who are eligible under the retailer's policies.

JC Penney had opened the distribution in 2002 at 700 Airtech Parkway near the Indianapolis International Airport.