Macy’s plans to lay off thousands of retail workers in response to changing shopping habits in stores and online. The Cincinnati-based retailer has announced it will close 14 department stores in nine different states, but will open two new locations in the continental US and one in Puerto Rico, and will open two new Bloomingdale’s stores by late 2017.
In a press release late Thursday afternoon, Macy’s says its overall workforce of about 175,000 will stay nearly the same as it picks up staffing in other parts of the company.
While all eyes in the fashion industry were recently focused on New York, London and Milan as each city held its Fashion Week, you don't have to look farther than Greater Cincinnati to see a vibrant and growing fashion industry. Over the last decade, local designers and clothing stylists have been finding success selling their lines both here and nationally.
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, in conjunction with Macy’s, will present a premiere family concert on December 14 based on the famous New York Times editorial Yes Virginia. Frank Johnson speaks with Wesley Whatley, the composer, and Bill Schermerhorn from Macy’s about the creation of this piece and why it’s debuting in Cincinnati.