Sears Holdings Cuts Jobs at Support Center

Dallas Sears Holdings Corp. announced that it plans to cut approximately 50 jobs at its National Claims and National Support Center in Dallas, according to a report in the Dallas Business Journal. The company issued a letter stating the layoffs would involve primarily administrative positions and would begin next month. It noted that the entire service facility is not closing. The service center is one of six nationwide.

In other news, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw said yesterday that Sears Holdings subsidiaries agreed to improve customer-service operations in the state as a response to claims that the retailer failed to comply with consumer-protection laws, according to an Associated Press report.

Sears agreed to respond “swiftly” to consumer concerns and pay $20,000 for consumer education. The retailer had been accused of various failures to resolve consumer problems with appliance sales, as well as with installation of roofing, heating and cooling systems.