Tops Markets has filed a notice that more than 275 employees at Rochester-area Tops stores will be laid off by the end of November.
The job cuts are part of the Williamsville-based supermarket chain closing 10 under-performing stores in New York, including five in the Rochester region. The closures were announced last week.
The company last week filed a "worker adjustment and re-training" (WARN) notification with the state Department of Labor, alerting the state of how many employees will be laid off by Nov. 27.
Among the local stores set to close by the end of November, 277 locally are to lose their jobs due to the closure, according to the notice.
Among them: 64 workers are to be let go from the Tops store at 710 Lake Ave. in Rochester; 64 employees are to be let go from the store at 175 N. Winton Road in Rochester; 70 workers will be cut from the store at 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Road in Perinton and 79 employees are to be cut from the Tops market at 381 Hamilton St. in Geneva, Ontario County.
To date, no cuts were listed for the other local Tops store closing at 33 Forgham St. in Lyons, Wayne County.
Another 145 jobs are to be eliminated at two other New York stores earmarked for closure, with 57 workers to be cut from a Syracuse-based store and another 91 employees to be laid off from a Tops store in Elmira.
The company on Thursday said the upcoming closures would affect 600 jobs.Last week, Tops CEO Frank Curci said the company "will work with" impacted employees to transfer their jobs to nearby stores.
Tops filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, saying in a statement the move would allow the company to "eliminate debt and position the chain for long-term success."
The supermarket chain is based in Williamsville, Erie County, and has 169 stores in New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont. Tops employs approximately 14,000 people and operates more than a dozen stores in Monroe County. Following the upcoming closures, 10 Tops stores will remain open in Monroe County including two in the city of Rochester.
Includes reporting by staff writer Sean Lahman