SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — Levi’s said Tuesday that it will cut 700 office jobs, or about 15% of its worldwide corporate workforce, as the San Francisco-based company deals with a sharp drop in sales due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The jeans maker said the layoffs will save it about $100 million a year and won’t affect workers at its stores or factories.READ MORE: Bay Area Projects to Benefit From U.S. Infrastructure Funding
Like other clothing companies, Levi’s had to temporarily close its stores due to the virus. Many of the department stores that sell its jeans were also shut.READ MORE: Central Valley Man On Probation For Elder Abuse Arrested In Father's Death
Levi Strauss & Co. said its second quarter revenue sank 62% to $497.5 million. It reported a loss of $363.5 million, after reporting a profit a year ago. Adjusted losses came to 48 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations, according to Zacks Investment Research.
The company said most of its stores are now open and seeing sales at about 80% of where they were a year ago.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: San Jose Triple-Stabbing Suspect Fatally Struck On Hwy 85 Identified
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