Kmart to close – again

The Rochester Hills location is one of five Kmart stores set to close in early December, WDIV-TV and The Patch reports.

Another Oakland County store, Madison Heights, will be closed, according to the report, which also listed locations in Flint, Burton and Port Huron as being

The closings will leave 610 Kmart employees without a job, including 77 employees at the Rochester Hills store, the report stated. Eligible associates will receive a severance package and be able to apply for Kmart or Sears openings at other locations, the report added.

Liquidation sales at these five stores will start Sept. 28.

The closings are a way for Sears Holdings, Kmart’s parent company, to cut back on on-going expenses, the report stated.


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