Clayton County will lose about 100 jobs February 1, when the Target in Morrow closes after about 18 years of business, a city official told Clayton Daily News. The store is one of four locations the retailer plans to close nationwide due to poor performance, the paper reports.
City Manager Jeff Eady told the Clayton paper the city received a letter from Target (NYSE: TGT) informing officials the company will close the store at 1940 Mt. Zion Road in Morrow. The other stores that will close are in Florida, Arizona and California, the paper said.
“They [the Morrow Target] have roughly 100 jobs, but not all of them are full-time,” Eady said. “It’s full-time and part-time jobs. A lot of part-time. Anytime a big box store closes, it’s painful. It is a (surprise). Several years ago, they actually came to us about turning it into a Super Target and actually pushing the store out into the parking lot, which they can do.