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JC Penny closing stores nationwide, including Colorado Springs location

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Department-store operator J.C. Penney says it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to turn around results.

The only Colorado store on the chopping block is located at the Chapel Hills Mall, 1680 Briargate Blvd., in Colorado Springs.

The news comes after J.C. Penney earlier this month said it was pleased with holiday results but declined to give sales figures. A strong November and December is crucial to retailers since it can account for up to 40 percent of annual sales.
The cuts should save more than $65 million annually. The company will take $26 million in charges in the third quarter and $17 million afterward. Penney has 116,000 staffers. All the job cuts are related to the store closings.
JC Penney is trying to recover from a sales spiral that occurred under former CEO Ron Johnson. The company brought back former CEO Mike Ullman in April.

Complete list of JC Penny stores slated for closure

Selma, Ala. -- Selma Mall
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. -- Arrow Plaza
Colorado Springs -- Chapel Hills Mall
Meriden, Conn. -- Meriden Square
Leesburg, Fla. -- Lake Square Mall
Port Richey, Fla. -- Gulf View Square
Muscatine, Iowa -- Muscatine Mall
Bloomingdale, Ill. -- Stratford Square Mall
Forsyth, Ill. -- Hickory Point Mall
Marion, Ind. -- Five Points Mall
Warsaw, Ind. -- Marketplace Shopping Center
Salisbury, Md. -- The Centre at Salisbury
Marquette, Mich. -- Westwood Plaza
Worthington, Minn. -- Northland Mall
Gautier, Miss. -- Singing River Mall
Natchez, Miss. -- Natchez Mall
Butte -- Butte Plaza Shopping Center
Cut Bank, Mont.
Kinston, N.C. -- Vernon Park Mall
Burlington, N.J. -- Burlington Center
Phillipsburg, N.J. -- Phillipsburg Mall
Wooster, Ohio -- Wayne Towne Plaza
Exton, Pa. -- Exton Square Mall
Hazleton, Pa. -- LaurelMall
Washington, Pa. -- Washington Mall
Chattanooga, Tn. -- Northgate Mall
Bristol, Va. -- Bristol Mall
Norfolk, Va. -- Military Circle Mall
Fond Du Lac, Wisc., Forest Mall
Janesville, Wisc. -- Janesville Mall
Rhinelander, Wisc. -- Lincoln Plaza Center
Rice Lake, Wisc. -- Cedar Mall
Wausau, Wisc. -- Wausau Mall

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