Kmart Lays Off Appliance Staff
Kmart is changing the way it sells appliances, and in doing so letting go of hundreds of staffers in its appliance departments.
According to an AP story on Friday, the company's parent company will lay off 700 workers, as part of a restructuring in which there will no longer be any appliance-only staff in the stores. All staffers, instead, will be trained to sell appliances, which will be sold at all registers, not only those in appliance departments.
The company had expanded its appliance departments in February.