Shopko announces local job losses

PHOTO: Shopko store sign, Photo Date: 1/26/2015
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- 164 local employees will lose their jobs at Shopko here in our area.

Department of Workforce Development (DWD) said they received the notice from Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC.

DWD said the locations in our area that are included in this list are Beloit, Monona, and Watertown. It will impact 58 employees in Beloit, 56 employees in Monona, and 50 employees in Watertown.

Department of Workforce Development (DWD) said a total of 578 employees at 11 locations will be affected beginning on May 6.

Shopko stores in Beloit, Columbus, two in Madison, Mauston, Mayville, Monona and Watertown will be closing.

250 stores around the nation are set to close or have already closed.