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Sears Holdings announces 50 job cuts in Dallas

Sears Holdings will cut approximately 50 jobs at a Dallas-based National Claims and National Support Center, according to a report in the Dallas Business Journal.

The parent of Sears and Kmart stores issued a letter stating the layoffs would involve primarily administrative positions and would begin next month.

The company noted in the letter that the entire service facility is not closing. The service center is one of six nationwide.

In related news, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw said yesterday that Sears Holdings subsidiaries agreed to improve customer service operations in the state as a response to claims the retailer failed to comply with consumer protection laws, according to an Associated Press report.

Sears agreed to respond “swiftly” to consumer concerns and pay $20,000 for consumer education. The retailer had been accused of various failures to resolve consumer problems with appliance sales, as well as with installation of roofing, heating and cooling systems.