In a round of company-wide layoffs, Barnes & Noble has cut
lead cashiers, digital leads and other experienced workers. Workers
discovered the news when they showed up to work on Monday only to learn
they no longer had jobs, CNBC reports.
“Given our sales decline this holiday, we’re
adjusting staffing so that it meets the needs of our existing business
and our customers. As the business improves, we’ll adjust accordingly,” a company spokeswoman told CNBC.
During the 2017 holiday season, sales dropped more
than 6 percent to $953 million from last year’s. Same-store sales fell
6.4 percent, and online sales slid 4.5 percent.. . . more