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Natchez JC Penney to close

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Natchez is expected to lose 55 jobs when it's J.C. Penney store closes.

The retail chain is cutting 2,000 jobs and closing 33 stores nationally.

Natchez Mayor Butch Brown said he got word of the closure Wednesday.

Brown said the closure is unfortunate, but believes the city and economic development officials can put a plan in place to help find work for those who will lose their jobs when the store closes in May.

Brown said he plans to appeal to corporate officials with J.C. Penney between now and the planned closure in hopes of reversing the decision.

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