Dollar Tree, the Chesapeake-based discount retailer, is laying off employees at its headquarters.
The company is cutting “less than 90 jobs,” a company spokesman said in an email statement, as it outsources operations of its enterprise contact center.
The layoffs will take effect June 23, according to an online Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the Virginia Employment Commission.
The employees concerned would be granted severance payments and outplacement benefits, the company spokesman said.
As of Friday afternoon, the spokesman did not respond to questions about the reasons for the layoffs, how the contact center is functioning, or whether further layoffs are imminent.
Dollar Tree employs hundreds of people at its 12-story, 510,000-square-foot Chesapeake office tower at 500 Volvo Parkway in the Summit Pointe project. According to its website, the company operates more than 16,000 stores in the United States and Canada under the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar brands and employs more than 200,000 people.
The company reported consolidated net sales of $7.72 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, an increase of 9% from the fourth quarter of 2021.
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