Originally, Shopko announced they were closing down 250 stores.  Shortly after that announcement, another 125 stores were added including some right here in Idaho.  CBS News just broke the story that now Shopko says they're completely closing up shop.  Every single Shopko store will shut down and they're not wasting any time.  They'll all be closed by June 16, 2019.

Shopko CEO Russ Steinhorst released a statement saying...

This is not the outcome that we had hoped for when we started our restructuring efforts.  We want to thank all of our teammates for their hard work and dedication during their time at Shopko.

Sadly, that kind of sounds like a 'Thank You' to all the employees and 'Good Luck' out there.  A lot of good people are losing jobs.  Not just jobs to some of them.  Careers.  Their way of life.  We often think about how things like this affect us.  We can't go shopping at Shopko anymore.  Although most of us don't anyway.  That's why they're shutting down.  But knowing for sure that we can't if we wanted to stings just a little.  What we really should be thinking about is all the good people that are now unemployed.  If you've ever been unemployed, you know how it is.  The stress, the depression, the problems that arise financially, personally, and sometimes medically.  I don't wish it on anyone.  I've been there and it's painful.  We truly do wish you all the best hopefully God opens another door that's bigger and better for you.


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