J.C. Penney will provide outplacement support services for eligible employees.
J.C. Penney Corp. Inc. announced Friday it would close stores at the Jacksonville Regional Shopping Center in Northwest Jacksonville and in the Palatka Mall.
That class will help employees with writing resumes, filling out applications, answering interview questions and more.
ME did not escape unscathed from the widespread J.C. Penney store closings nationwide.
Nine stores will close in Texas, the most of any state.
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The company said about 5,000 positions nationwide will be affected by the closures. View the full list of store closings here.
Liquidation sales at the 138 stores will start next month, and most of the stores will be shut by mid-June, the company said.
J.C. Penney says it will be adding beauty products, appliances, home goods and toys as part of its strategy to appeal to a customer base that's 70 percent women.
J.C. Penney is one of several big box retailers closing underperforming stores this year.
The company tipped the public off to the closures back in February when it released a plan to optimize its retail operation to advance growth and drive profitability.