Dick’s Sporting Goods furloughs most of its 40K employees

PHOTO_ Merchandise is displayed for sale at a Dicks Sporting Goods store in West Nyack, N.Y., May 21, 2014._6324439000533

(CNN) — Dick’s Sporting Goods is furloughing most of its 40,000 employees.

The company said that its 800 stores won’t reopen any time soon. The closure of gyms, schools and social distancing rules because of the coronavirus pandemic has lowered demand for Dick’s sports gear. The company says it’s still filling online orders and offering curbside pick-up.

The furloughs are effective Sunday, however workers will continue to receive their benefits.

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