Mass. locations: Headquarters in Hingham
Total Mass. employees: 1,594 employees
Total announced job cuts: 370 in addition to closing 20 stores
Total Mass. job cuts: 279
The Hingham-based retailer Talbots announced on Feb. 5, 2009, it planned to cut 17 percent of its corporate headcount, according to the Globe. The cut would affect 279 employees in Massachusetts.
The announcement came as the company unveiled key components of its $150 million "expense reduction program."