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UPDATE: Younkers in Marshfield may close

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UPDATE: WAOW's Milwaukee affiliate WISN reports that Bon-Ton could be closing nine Boston Stores, three Younkers stores and its corporate office in Wisconsin.

Stores will close in Madison and Janesville. The Younkers stores in Eau Claire, Marshfield and Green Bay could also close.

The corporation is required to give employees and state 60 days notice if there is a potential for a mass layoff.

"Bon-Ton is in active discussions with an investor group to acquire the company in a court-supervised sale process. We are encouraged by the interest in Bon-Ton, and we hope that jobs will be preserved through a sale process. We remain committed to pursuing the best path forward for the company and its stakeholders, including Bon-Ton associates," said Christine M Hojnacki, vice president of public relations for Bon Ton.

More than 2,200 workers could lose their jobs.

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The Younkers in the Marshfield mall is closing, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced Friday.

Eleven other Wisconsin stores are also on the list to close doors and layoff employees.

The Wausau location is already in the process of closing and laying off 63 employees.

Bon-Ton, Younkers parent company, says employees in Marshfield will begin to be laid off on June 5. A press release says 71 employees will be impacted. 

In February, Bon-Ton announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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