East Tennessee-based Goody's makes corporate job cuts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville-based Goody's Family Clothing is making layoffs at its corporate office.

The company did not return repeated calls Friday, but finally issed a statement late in the day confirming they are eliminating positions at their West Knoxville headquarters.

Goody's says, "As previously announced, Goody's Family Clothing, Inc. is undergoing a reorganization of its business, and this process has required some difficult decisions. As part of the plan to reduce expenses, the Company has eliminated positions at its Knoxville office to better position Goody's for long-term growth and profitability."

They've declined to release an exact number of corporate job cuts.


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  • by LayoffGossip Location: USA on Jan 7, 2009 at 02:57 AM
    People always hate to talk about when they are laid off. But as it has become every day's news headline since Yahoo started it with cutting 1500 of its task force last year, now a need of platform has been in demand where people can express their selves in words how they are feeling about their company, whey the got laid off was that justified or not. And every thing they want to tell anonymously.And www.layoffgossip.com is providing you that platform.
  • by Former Employee Location: Goodys Corporate on Jun 21, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    I got my ax early in the morning was told to turn in my badge any keys Insurance woulld end at Midnight and out the door I went. Never will walk in a Goodys ever agin as they do not appreciate the loyal workers. Time they looked at the higher end salaries and cut from them not us minimum wage peons - As they say what goes around comes around - What a sad day for all
  • by post petition / former employee Location: knoxville on Jun 21, 2008 at 04:26 AM
    it was a sad day at Goody's today. As usual, the one's got the ax was the people that had stood by the company through the years, seen lots of changes in the past... first to go! seniority is not a word at Goody's, it's if you are in the 'click' or not.everyone that wasn't affected today, are scared they could be next. LIFE...sometimes its unfair, but be assured it always goes on.

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