Sears Holdings to close 3 Alabama stores

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2011 4:48 PM
Sears Holdings to close 3 Alabama stores

Sears Holdings Corp. says three Alabama locations are included in its plan to shut down scores of Sears and Kmart stores nationwide.

The company said Thursday it will close a Sears store in Mobile along with Kmart stores in Gadsden and Auburn. It isn't saying how many employees will lose their jobs, but each store typically has 40 to 80 workers.

In all, the corporation says 79 stores nationwide are closing following poor holiday sales, and more could follow.

Sears isn't saying exactly when the stores will close.