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JCPenney filing reveals a surprising 43,000 job cuts
NY Post ^ | 3/21/13 | JAMES COVERT

Posted on 03/21/2013 10:24:05 AM PDT by jimbo123

However you’re counting the numbers, they hurt.

JCPenney revealed in a regulatory filing yesterday that it finished its fiscal year ended Feb. 2 with 116,000 employees — a whopping 43,000 less than a year earlier.

That’s a slashing of 27 percent — even steeper than the company’s disastrous revenue decline of 24.8 percent for the same period.

It’s also more than twice the figure of 19,000 job cuts that Chief Executive Ron Johnson testified to under oath earlier this month, when asked during the company’s trial with Macy’s and Martha Stewart how many Penney employees had lost their jobs on his watch.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; jcp; jcpenny; layoffs; retail; ronjohnson
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Funny that Ellen Degenerates still works for JCP as their spokeslesbian, though.
1 posted on 03/21/2013 10:24:05 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

In before “Unexpected!”


2 posted on 03/21/2013 10:25:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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Yes: They are hanging on to Degenerate.

Maybe next year when they have 50% less than a year ago they will wake up/


3 posted on 03/21/2013 10:25:49 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: jimbo123

Unexpected ping?


4 posted on 03/21/2013 10:26:02 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 ("as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.")
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Cue the “it’s because of the lesbian not the ridiculous pricing scheme and Ron Johnson being a moron” people......


5 posted on 03/21/2013 10:26:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: jimbo123

They need gay stimulus monies.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: jimbo123

JC Pennys is having problems? Who knew? (rolling eyes)


7 posted on 03/21/2013 10:28:19 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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Of course it’s ‘unexpected’.

If we had a Republican president, it would be ‘expected’.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 10:28:41 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: John 3_19-21

Not truly unexpected. For Johnson to cut 27% of his people on a 25% drop in sales, it means HE FORECASTED IN ADVANCE that sales would drop at least 20% so he starting cutting knowing that number. Problem is that he needed to cut around 40% if he wanted to make his numbers with such a large sales decline.


9 posted on 03/21/2013 10:30:17 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Any business supporting the fag-marriage agenda can go to blazes. I hope each and every one of them goes bankrupt.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 10:31:43 AM PDT by greene66
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“Cue the “it’s because of the lesbian not the ridiculous pricing scheme and Ron Johnson being a moron” people......”

ALL of the above.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 10:31:48 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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Yep, those first two flyers or newspaper inserts were her announcement of a GAY changing of the guard at JC (worth now only pennies) Penny's.

We cancelled our credit card and do not even look at their advertisements. I hope they fail as 2-3% of the population is not worth losing the business of the majority who have just too many choices to knowingly support LGBT.

12 posted on 03/21/2013 10:32:35 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

In addition to all of this, I found the quality of Penny’s merchandise to go way down.

Back when our 5 kids were growing up, I bought a lot of those clothes there. I don’t think I would do that today.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 10:33:50 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: jimbo123

14 posted on 03/21/2013 10:34:39 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
it’s because of the lesbian not the ridiculous pricing scheme and Ron Johnson being a moron

It could easily be both. :-)

15 posted on 03/21/2013 10:35:16 AM PDT by wbill
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

JCP following in the footsteps of Monky Ward?


16 posted on 03/21/2013 10:35:18 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: jimbo123

JCP stock is down over 4% today.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=JCP%2C+&ql


17 posted on 03/21/2013 10:47:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What do Sequester, Mayan Apocolypse, Y2K & Gorebull Warming have in common? They were/are 100% BS!)
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To: 353FMG

-— and sears is not far behind!


18 posted on 03/21/2013 10:47:56 AM PDT by malia
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To: freeangel

Okay... Sure Ellen might have turned off some people but a boatload like her. She’s a non-event on the financial performance. Ron Johnson is the single largest problem. He is trying to completely change the retail model and that plan is failing miserably. They are trying to stay ahead of it by slashing costs (thus the headcount decline).

Despite that the Board is behind Johnson. From a recent analyst report where they were initiating coverage at a “Buy” and a $22/sh price target

Operational transition.

JCP has two important projects on the table in the near term: the rollout of 21 new shops and the turnaround in their home goods strategy. The home goods refocus is an emblem of JCP’s attempt to recapture their traditional core customer – the dispute over Martha Stewart’s role in that refocus underlines this. A successful launch of the new offerings would represent a reassuring milestone for The Shops, especially if the revenue per square foot metric in that aspect of the strategy holds. The home goods refocus is an important part of any strategy to regain market share: this category has declined from 19% of their revenue mix in 2009 to 10% in 2012, even as the larger topline number declined. Any updates on these aspects of JCP’s strategy will be significant – the market is looking for any material signs that the turnaround strategy is either improving or further decompensating. One prospect, much discussed in the financial and popular press, is the potential for change in management. On March 12th, the board reaffirmed its confidence in the current executive, but even if the board were to see numbers that they felt compelled them from a fiduciary perspective to make a change, the impact would likely be a curtailment in heavy capital spending while maintaining the cost savings initiatives.

Meanwhile Robert W. Baird analysts have the following to allow:

Solid concept. JCPenney offers a combination of private and exclusive brands and well-known national brands at attractive prices, which management is working to enhance. Sephora inside JCPenney shops (~308 currently; 500+ store opportunity) and recent merchandising additions (Liz Claiborne, MNG by Mango, ALDO Call it Spring) have attracted customers and increased productivity.

Turnaround in progress. In January, JCP unveiled an ambitious plan to transform the company over the next four years. Key changes include a new “Fair & Square” pricing strategy (eliminating layered and frequent discounts), updated merchandise (adding brands, eliminating nonproductive brands, and enhancing owned brands), marketing (including spokeswoman Ellen Degeneres), a new store prototype (to be announced in 2013), and in-store presentation (100 unique shop-in-shops). Management is simultaneously seeking to cut SG&A by over $900 million annually.


19 posted on 03/21/2013 10:48:30 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: South40

Correlation is not necessarily causation...


20 posted on 03/21/2013 10:49:53 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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