WILTON — The Capital Region’s last Sears store will close after the holiday season.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. this month filed required paperwork with the state Department of Labor for a large-scale layoff, indicating the cuts would start Feb. 5 and take 14 days to complete.
It said 23 employees would be affected.
The faded retail legend, once a giant on the American business landscape, filed for bankruptcy protection last month. But it has been struggling for years and shutting down Sears and Kmart stores dozens at a time. The Rotterdam Kmart — the last one in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area — was targeted for shutdown in October.
The only other Sears in the greater Capital Region -- in Queensbury -- was targeted for shutdown in September.
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc., which split from Sears Holdings Corp. in 2012 to become an independent company, still has a presence in and near the Capital Region: A Sears Outlet operates in Albany, and there is one Sears Hometown Store each in Cobleskill, Hudson and Great Barrington.
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