Footlocker.com/Eastbay announced that 187 employees will be laid off from the corporate office at 111 S. First Ave. on Wausau’s west side as the company reorganizes this summer.
The company did not indicate whether the layoffs are related to the coronavirus pandemic.
While some of the 187 employees will be laid off, some will also be offered the chance to relocate out of state to a Champs Sports corporate facility.
The layoffs are scheduled to occur July 15, according to a notice the company filed with the state Department of Workforce Development.
“Foot Locker, Inc. has identified opportunities to further integrate our Eastbay Inc. and Champs Sports brands to strengthen both businesses and create enhanced experiences for our customers,” Dennis Sheehan, vice president, deputy general counsel, wrote in the letter.
Footlocker.com/Eastbay is one of the larger private-sector employers in Marathon County, with more than 500 workers.
The company has been in Wausau for 40 years.