Sears to close stores at Gateway in Springfield, Lloyd Center in Portland

FILE - This Saturday, March 25, 2017, file photo, shows a Sears cart in a parking lot in Schaumburg, Ill. The company announced plans January 4 to close more than 100 stores, including two in Oregon. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. will be closing over 100 more stores as the struggling department store chain tries to turn around its business.

The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company says that includes 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores that will be shuttered between early March and early April.

That includes the locations on Gateway Street in Springfield and at Lloyd Center in Portland. Both stores are slated to close in early April.

Liquidation sales will begin as soon as next Friday at the stores.

A Sears spokesman said Thursday the number of workers affected was not available. The majority of the jobs are part-time positions, Sears said.

The move comes in addition to closing about 250 stores announced last year.

Sears has been selling off some its real estate and brands as it tries to raise cash.

Earlier Thursday, Macy's Inc. announced it was closing 11 stores early this year.

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