Kohl’s extends nationwide store closings, furloughs employees

Kohl’s announced it will continue to keep its stores closed nationwide to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.All stores were closed March 19. The store closings have affected about 85,000 employees nationwide.”These are unprecedented times as our communities around the country come together to support the nationwide efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19. At Kohl’s we are committed to doing our part as we extend the duration of our store closures to protect the health and safety of our customers and our associates,” Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass said.All Kohl’s locations will be closed until further notice.”As a company, we operate with great discipline to maintain a strong balance sheet and financial flexibility. Given these extraordinary circumstances, we are taking difficult and decisive actions to strengthen our financial liquidity and secure the financial position of the company for the long-term benefit of our associates, customers and shareholders,” Gass said.Kohl’s said earlier this month that it would pay all associates for two weeks during the shutdown.All store and distribution center associates will be furloughed.Some corporate workers will also be furloughed, Kohl’s announced.The company will continue to provide health benefits to furloughed employees.Gass said she will not accept her salary during the store shutdown and employee furlough.”It is an incredibly difficult decision to extend our store closures and temporarily furlough some of our associates,” Gass said. “We look forward to the day that we can reopen our stores to welcome our associates back and serve the millions of families across the country that shop Kohl’s.”Orders will continue to be shipped directly to customers’ homes.Beginning April 2, customers can also pick up items at stores from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. within two hours of ordering online.

Kohl’s announced it will continue to keep its stores closed nationwide to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

All stores were closed March 19. The store closings have affected about 85,000 employees nationwide.

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“These are unprecedented times as our communities around the country come together to support the nationwide efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19. At Kohl’s we are committed to doing our part as we extend the duration of our store closures to protect the health and safety of our customers and our associates,” Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass said.

All Kohl’s locations will be closed until further notice.

“As a company, we operate with great discipline to maintain a strong balance sheet and financial flexibility. Given these extraordinary circumstances, we are taking difficult and decisive actions to strengthen our financial liquidity and secure the financial position of the company for the long-term benefit of our associates, customers and shareholders,” Gass said.

Kohl’s said earlier this month that it would pay all associates for two weeks during the shutdown.

All store and distribution center associates will be furloughed.

Some corporate workers will also be furloughed, Kohl’s announced.

The company will continue to provide health benefits to furloughed employees.

Gass said she will not accept her salary during the store shutdown and employee furlough.

“It is an incredibly difficult decision to extend our store closures and temporarily furlough some of our associates,” Gass said. “We look forward to the day that we can reopen our stores to welcome our associates back and serve the millions of families across the country that shop Kohl’s.”

Orders will continue to be shipped directly to customers’ homes.

Beginning April 2, customers can also pick up items at stores from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. within two hours of ordering online.