BuySeasons, a New Berlin-based online costume retailer, laid off 130 people Thursday, which represents about one-third of the company's employees.
[caption id="attachment_131374" align="alignright" width="284"] BuySeasons corporate headquarters in New Berlin[/caption]
BuySeasons is in the process of restructuring due to the current costume and party supply market, said Stephen Lyons, spokesman for BuySeasons.
"The reduction in positions is necessary to reduce operating costs while maintaining BuySeasons’ strong reputation of providing quality products as it has for over 20 years," Lyons said.
BuySeasons was founded in 1999 and sells costumes, accessories, seasonal décor and party supplies to consumers and large retailers on BuyCostumes.com, BirthdayExpress.com, CostumeExpress.com, 1stWishes.com and CelebrateExpress.com.
As of late Thursday the state hadn't received any notice regarding the layoff, said Tyler Tichenor, spokesman with the Department of Workforce Development.