Foot Locker places 261 Wisconsin employees on furlough

Mitchell Street Foot Locker store
Mitchell Street Foot Locker store. Image from Google.

New York-based shoe retailer Foot Locker Inc. informed state officials this week that it has placed 261 Wisconsin employees on temporary, unpaid furloughs, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The furloughs began on April 26, the company said.

“Until very recently, we were hoping the circumstances would have enabled us to reopen sooner,” the company said in a letter to the state.

Foot Locker has 21 Foot Locker, Footaction, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports stores in Wisconsin where employees are being furloughed. Here is a list of the stores and the number of furloughed employees at each:

  • Bay Park Square Foot Locker, Green Bay, 6
  • Bayshore Town Center Foot Locker, Glendale, 9
  • Bayshore Town Center Champs Sports, Glendale, 9
  • Brookfield Square Champs Sports, Brookfield, 9
  • East Towne Mall Foot Locker, Madison, 11
  • East Towne Mall Champs Sports, Madison, 17
  • Fox River Mall Champs Sports, Appleton, 11
  • Mayfair Mall Foot Locker, Wauwatosa, 25
  • Mayfair Mall Footaction, Wauwatosa, 18
  • Mayfair Mall Champs Sports, Wauwatosa, 31
  • Mayfair Mall Kids Foot Locker, Wauwatosa, 8
  • Midtown Center Foot Locker, Milwaukee, 9
  • Midtown Center Kids Foot Locker, Milwaukee, 7
  • Mitchell Street Foot Locker, Milwaukee, 5
  • Regency Mall Foot Locker, Racine, 5
  • Regency Mall Kids Foot Locker, Racine, 7
  • Regency Mall, Champs Sports, Racine, 20
  • Southridge Mall Foot Locker, Greendale, 10
  • Southridge Mall Champs Sports, Greendale, 20
  • Valley View Mall Foot Locker, La Crosse, 13
  • West Towne Mall Champs Sports, Madison, 11

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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