Kohls eliminated 250 roles, including an entire "layer" of regional management, according to a report by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
The retailer said he initiated the restructuring while operating "from a financial perspective".
"This restructuring in our business will strengthen decision making, reduce administrative tiers, streamline communications, and increase efficiency in many areas of our business," said Jen Johnson, Kohl's senior vice president of communications, in a statement from Fox 6 journalist Suzanne Spencer Published on Twitter,
—Suzanne Spencer (@suzspencertv) February 12, 2020
In the statement, Johnson said Kohls was not meant to "close any stores or offices" and "continue to rent in key areas." The lifting of the roles affects the management of the branches in the region, the trade organization of Kohl and certain company teams.
Kohl's provided Business Insiders with a copy of Johnson's statement.
—Nathaniel Meyersohn (@nmeyersohn) February 12, 2020
Johnson said in the statement that Kohls would offer layoff employees both outplacement services and a "competitive severance package," and thanked them for "their contributions and years of service to Kohls."
"The organizational changes we have made are driven by the development of our strategic business priorities to create a more agile and efficient organization that supports our long-term sustainable growth," said Johnson in the statement.