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American Apparel to close underperforming stores, lay off workers

American Apparel to close underperforming stores, lay off workers

Struggling Los Angeles clothier American Apparel Inc. is laying off workers and closing some stores as part of an ongoing effort to turn around its tumultuous business. The Los Angeles clothing maker would not disclose the number of stores or jobs that will be cut. It also did not say whether the layoffs, which will begin immediately, will affect its manufacturing workers, its retail employees or both. But a source close to the company said most of the layoffs would affect jobs at corporate headquarters and at stores. The company employs about 10,000 workers worldwide, with about 4,600 manufacturing and office workers based in Southern California. The initiatives will save about $30...

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