Archive for Friday, January 27, 2017

Payless lays off 110 Topeka employees

January 27, 2017


— Payless ShoeSource has announced plans to lay off 165 people, 110 of whom work at locations in Topeka.

Spokeswoman Meghan Spreer tells The Topeka Capital-Journal that the positions are in corporate, distribution center and field leadership roles. She says the layoffs make up about 2 percent of the company’s total associate base.

Payless’ headquarters are located in Topeka. GO Topeka and Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce leader Matt Pivarnik says that the community feels “the pain of these cutbacks,” but GO Topeka is ready to assist laid off workers in several ways.

Pivarnik says the competition from the industry can “lead to tough decisions.” Spreer says these types of decisions are necessary for Payless to keep up in an evolving retail environment.


Greg Cooper 1 year, 3 months ago

How's that jobs thing workin' out for ya', Sam?

Bob Summers 1 year, 3 months ago

Bush's collapsed economy will be with Trump for years.

Paul Beyer 1 year, 3 months ago

Glad to see how well brownies tax cuts are working. 2 more years may mean Kansas will no longer have any jobs in private, much less in the public sector. But the Koch brothers will be even richer thanks to those tax cuts. Probably spend the money furnishing brownies new office in their headquarters.

David Holroyd 1 year, 3 months ago

How many of 165 live in Lawrence? That should be the story.

Steve Jacob 1 year, 3 months ago

I hope the KMART Distribution Center holds on.

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