QVC to Cut 500 Jobs

West Chester, Pa. QVC Inc. plans to eliminate 500 jobs early next year at its headquarters in West Chester, Pa., the state Department of Labor reported Tuesday.

Cuts will also be made in a distribution center in the area, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification (WARN notice) filed with the state by QVC senior VP Lawrence R. Hayes.

QVC said it expects “to discontinue a significant portion of its operations” at the site, and the job eliminations were characterized as “permanent layoff[s].”

Job cuts will start Feb. 27 with as many 110 employees, and continue over the course of 14 months.