Sears closing Mays Landing store along with 45 more across the country

The company has not revealed how many employees will lose their jobs.

Ian Bush
August 23, 2018 - 12:37 pm
A Sears store in the Chicago area

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Sears in Mays Landing in Atlantic County, New Jersey, is among the latest casualties as the retailer struggles to stay afloat.

The Hamilton Mall location, along with 32 other Sears and 13 Kmart stores across the country, will close by November.

The company has not revealed how many employees will lose their jobs.

When Sears and Kmart merged in 2005, they had about 3,500 US stores between them. About 900 US stores remain, and more closings are likely.

"We continue to evaluate our network of stores, which is a critical component to our integrated retail transformation, and will make further adjustments as needed," the company said in a statement.

Liquidation sales will start as soon as Aug. 30.

The company has already closed more than 100 stores this year, including the last remaining Sears in its hometown of Chicago, as it attempts to stem losses. About 900 Sears and Kmart locations remain, and more closings are likely.

Kmart stores set to close:

  • Spring Valley, California,
  • Clovis, California,
  • Antioch, California
  • Los Angeles, California (at 6310 W. 3rd Street)
  • Milford, Connecticut
  • Newark, Delaware
  • Steger, Illinois
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Columbus, Mississippi
  • Riverhead, New York
  • Gresham, Oregon
  • Scott Depot, West Virginia
  • Gillette, Wyoming

Sears stores set to close:

  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Santa Cruz, California
  • Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Tampa, Florida (at University Square Mall)
  • Doral, Florida
  • Naples, Florida
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Brunswick, Georgia
  • Bloomington, Illinois
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Florence, Kentucky
  • Hammond, Louisiana
  • Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Taunton, Massachusetts
  • Jackson, Michigan
  • Crabtree, North Carolina
  • Salem, New Hampshire
  • Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Mays Landing, New Jersey
  • Victor, New York
  • Glen Falls, New York
  • New Hyde Park, New York
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (at Northgate Mall)
  • Happy Valley, Oregon
  • Houston, Texas (at Memorial City Mall)
  • Bryan, Texas
  • West Jordan, Utah
  • Fairfax, Virginia
  • Vancouver, Washington
  • Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin

CNN Money's Chris Isidore contributed to this report.