By and  on January 14, 2020

Emotions ran high at Express Inc. on Tuesday, when the specialty chain laid off 10 percent of its workforce at the Columbus, Ohio headquarters and the New York design studio, WWD learned.

While confirming that layoffs were triggered, the company did not disclose how many workers lost their jobs. The company has approximately 5,200 full-time workers. The cutbacks at Express follows those recently revealed at Bloomingdale’s. Macy’s, which like Bloomingdale’s is a division of Macy’s Inc., is also expected to soon disclose a restructuring. It’s not unusual for retailers to make organizational and store fleet changes in the aftermath of the holiday selling season.

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