Kohl’s to Furlough Workers, CEO to Forfeit Salary as Coronavirus Closures Drag On
As coronavirus-related store closures continue, Kohl’s is making the difficult decision to temporarily furlough some employees.
The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based retailer announced today that it is extending its temporary store closures “until further notice.” Amid these closures, Kohl’s is furloughing store and store distribution center associates, as well as some corporate office employees “whose work has been significantly reduced by the store closures.” The company will continue to provide existing health benefits to workers that have been furloughed.
“It is an incredibly difficult decision to extend our store closures and temporarily furlough some of our associates,” said CEO Michelle Gass — who will forfeit her own salary amidst the coronavirus pandemic. “We look forward to the day that we can reopen our stores to welcome our associates back and serve the millions of families across the country that shop Kohl’s.”
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