Local Kmart to close

RENSSELAER,
N.Y. — Employees of a local Kmart store will have to find new jobs.

The store on the Columbia Turnpike will close in early June with
a liquidation sale starting on April 3.

A Kmart spokesperson
says the store is being closed because the lease wasn't renewed, and store
closures across the nation are part of action being taken to reduce on-going
expenses.

The
spokesperson says the stores 70 employees will receive severance as well as
have to opportunity to apply for open positions at other Kmart and Sears's
stores.

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