Lafayette and surrounding communities will not lose their Sears or Kmart stores for the time being.
Sears Holdings announced the locations of 80 outlets that will be closing. The company has said as many as 120 locations could be shuttered.
Indiana is losing several stores. Those are the Sears in Anderson, and the Kmart in St. John, Portage, and in Indianapolis at Pendleton Plaza.
A news release from the company states the exact number of employees impacted is not known now, but a typical store that is being closed employs between 40 and 80 associates.