RALEIGH – JCPenney’s decision to shut down its In-Home Custom Window business will mean the loss of 65 jobs in North Carolina, the company says in a layoff notice filed with the state of North Carolina.
A fabrication center in Statesville will be shut down between Feb. 27-March 13, according to the filing made on Dec. 28.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JCPenney had already ceased in-home consultations and installations as part of its In Home Custom Design offerings.
“A decision to exit its In-Home Custom Window business” means the company “will permanently close its operating units supporting this business,” wrote Gregory Bair, JCPenney’s assistant general counsel in the notice.
“A few associates may be offered employment in other JCPenney locations,” the company noted.
JCPenney recently emerged from bankruptcy under new ownership.
The custom windows group has been a long-time part of the struggling retailer.
“For nearly 60 years, JCPenney has offered consumers and interior designers custom-made blinds, drapery, shades and shutters to transform the look and feel of any room. Our in-home design consultants and installation technicians offer beautiful, high-quality made-to-order window treatments based on each customer’s style and budget. We have thousands of patterns, colors and window coverings to meet virtually any design aesthetic,” the company notes at its website. “The JCPenney custom window department offers full-service window design consultation and professional installation to help every customer find the right window coverings for their home and lifestyle needs.”
Six JCPenney retail stores in North Carolina have been closed recently across North Carolina, including the one at North Hills in Raleigh.