TORONTO – Canadian furniture retailer Leon’s Furniture has decided to temporarily close 71 of its 205 corporate retail locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of the closures, the company has made the decision to lay off 3,900 workers on a temporary basis, representing about 50% of its total workforce.
In a statement, the company said it will be enhancing the employment insurance benefits available to impacted employees with supplemental payments and paid benefits for all affected employees.
Leon’s Furniture will continue to serve Canadians by providing products for the home through leons.ca, thebrick.com, furniture.ca, and appliancecanada.ca, and the company will maintain its offering of repair and installation services for the home through transglobalservice.com.
Officials said the company will continue to make responsible adjustments to its business practices as the situation continues to evolve.
Leon’s Furniture Limited is the largest network of home furniture, appliances, electronics, and mattress stores in Canada, operating under the names Leon’s, The Brick, Brick Outlet and The Brick Mattress Store. In addition to its three e-commerce sites, it has 304 stores and 10,000 employees across Canada.
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