The company's plan is to focus on consolidating three of its regional offices, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Seattle, into its larger bases in New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco, accordingly. These moves will affect 950 jobs in Minneapolis, 850 jobs in St. Louis, and 750 jobs in Seattle. However, current executives in the consolidated offices will be considered for new positions within the company, while "laid-off employees" will be offered severance benefits.
Macy's realized the need to cut jobs when a "steeper-than-expected" drop in sales came in January. While analysts had predicted a 5.9% drop, Macy's instead experienced a drop of 7.1%.
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