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“I’m telling them if they can get a job some place else now, go. “Jobs right now, especially retail jobs, are so few and far between.If they find something, they should jump on it.” Goody’s corporate office cites “pressures from tightening credit markets, strain on merchandise flow and a sizable but isolated number of underperforming stores in the chain” for the closures.

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The move, which comes less than four months after the privately held retailer emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, affects the Knoxville-based chain's 287 stores scattered throughout 20 Midwestern and Southern states, said Cathy Hershcopf, a partner at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

Included in those 287 stores is the one located in Oak Ridge.

It's uncertain what will happen to the company's 9,800 workers after the liquidation -- being handled by a joint venture between Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC and Hilco Merchant Resources LLC -- is completed by the end of March.

But without a last minute buyer or an investor to purchase high-performing stores, their job outlook is grim.

Andalusia was not one of those underperforming stores, Givens said.

“Andalusia has been very good to Goody’s and Goody’s has been very good for Andalusia,” she said.

It also cut operating and corporate costs, ended its e-commerce business and an associated distribution center in Tennessee.

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