LANDS’ END LAYS OFF 60

Apparel Merchant Lands’ End in Late January laid off 60 employees. Half of the workers were from its Dodgeville, WI-based U.S. operation; the rest were from its European divisions.

Lands’ End says the layoffs were part of a realignment of its corporate structure to boost efficiency. The cataloger also says it remains committed to providing “exceptional customer service.”

“With our focus on global brand management, we are strategically repositioning our resources to continue our strong financial performance and invest in the future growth of the Lands’ End brand,” the company said in a statement.

Lands’ End has been a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corp. since 2002. The merchant’s last layoffs occurred in 2005 when it cut about 200 full-time and 175 part-time workers, as well as a number of seasonal positions.

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