Outdoor clothing and lifestyle company Eddie Bauer will eliminate more than 300 jobs when it shuts a distribution and call center operation in Groveport, Ohio.
The layoffs were announced this week when the retailer filed a notice with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, outlining its plan to close the call center at 6600 Alum Creek Drive on March 7, cutting 116 jobs.
A further 195 workers will lose their jobs at the distribution center between April 18 and May 31, while four employees in the IT department will be let go between March 7 and June 15.
Together, they represent around 3 percent of the nearly 100-year-old company’s workforce.
A statement provided to local media outlets explained, “Eddie Bauer LLC is exiting a third-party distribution and call service business which is unrelated to the distribution and service business of the Eddie Bauer brand. The core Eddie Bauer business remains active in our facility located in Groveport, Ohio.”