Dominick's stores that aren’t sold to competing grocers will close on or around Dec. 28, the store's parent company said in a letter to employees.
A spokeswoman for Dominick’s parent, California-based Safeway, said Thursday that the letters were sent to employees in accordance with state and federal laws regarding business changes that will lead to the potential loss of jobs.
In Illinois, employers with more than 100 employees are required to give 60 days' notice of possible layoffs under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) Act when third of the workforce or more than 500 people could be affected.
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Dominick's, which Safeway bought for $1.2 billion in 1998, has roots in Chicago that go back to the 1920s. There are 72 in the region; four of which have been sold to the owner of Jewel-Osco.News of the letters was first reported by Crain's Chicago Business.