ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Labor
officials say nearly 600 Wisconsin workers will lose their jobs when
Shopko Stores closes another 11 stores statewide in May.
Shopko announced last year it planned to close stores nationwide and
have been adding to the list of closures since then. The Green Bay
area company filed for bankruptcy in January.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development says the latest
closures are in Monona, Beloit, Watertown, De Pere, Racine,
Kimberly, Kenosha, Marinette, Sheboygan, Delavan and Rhinelander.
DWD says its Dislocated Worker Program will assist workers affected
by the layoffs when the stores close May 11. Shopko said last week
it plans to close an additional 139 Shopko and Shopko Hometown
stores. That brings the list of closings to 251 stores, about
two-thirds of the company's retail locations.