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Toys R Us distribution center in Joliet to shed 180 workers

Toys R Us distribution center in Joliet to shed 180 workers

A Toys R Us distribution center in Joliet is laying off 180 employees as the storied retailer shuts its U.S. stores.

The layoffs at the 671,040-square-foot distribution center are expected to occur May 14, according to a monthly mass layoff report from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

It isn’t clear if more people will lose their jobs at the distribution center or if it only employs 180 people. A Toys R Us spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Toys R Us announced last month that it will close all of its U.S. stores, including 31 in Illinois, after dismal sales over the holiday season and other financial...

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