The specialty retailer announced that its stores will remain closed for the foreseeable future to maintain the safety of customers and employees from the continued spread of COVID-19. In line with the extended closing, Spencer’s is furloughing all store employees across its 680 stores nationwide.
The company is urging the impacted associates to take advantage of the available government support, through unemployment benefits and the government's newly passed stimulus package. Spencer's will continue to offer healthcare benefits for associates who participate.
"I want to thank each and every one of you for your dedication and commitment,” said Steven Silverstein, president and CEO of Spencer's in a letter to employees. “Despite the unprecedented critical decision, Spencer's will be prepared for the resurgence of its stores and the shopping experience. As it is our mission -- Spencer's life's a party, and it will be fun again!”