Wayfair laying off 550 workers

The home retailer joins Kohl's in cutting jobs

Home retailer Wayfair, whose brands include Joss & Main, Birch Lane and All Modern, is the latest retailer to slash jobs as part of a reorganization.

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The company is laying off 550 workers, according to The Boston Globe, with 350 of those jobs located at the Boston headquarters.

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The stock tumbled on the news and has fallen over 20 percent during the 52 weeks.

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WWAYFAIR INC.82.46+0.30+0.37%

Wayfair, which describes itself as one of the world's largest online retailers, posted a loss of $2.23 per share in the third quarter, which was larger than expected. Revenue rose 35.9 percent to $2.3 billion.

The company follows Kohl's, which on Wednesday announced it was cutting 250 roles at the executive level.

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KSSKOHL'S CORP.44.47-0.17-0.38%
BBBYBED BATH & BEYOND INC.11.18-0.63-5.33%

KOHL'S CUTTING 250 EXECUTIVE ROLES

Kohl's along with J.C. Penney also reported disappointing holiday sales last month, and on Tuesday Bed Bath & Beyond did the same, with the company's new CEO Mark Tritton saying the company was "experiencing short-term pain."

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As the retail environment becomes more competitive, stores are being forced to pivot strategies or close locations. In the past several weeks Macy's and Pier 1 became the latest retailers to announce store closings.

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MMACY'S INC.16.67-0.07-0.42%
PIRPIER 1 IMPORTS3.56-0.22-5.82%

Wayfair did not immediately return FOX Business' request for comment.

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