SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Penn Traffic Co. has told New York officials it will close dozens of supermarkets in upstate New York and lay off more than 4,000 employees.
The Syracuse-based supermarket operator's layoff notice filed with the state Labor Department says it will close 53 P&C and Quality Markets in central and western New York by Feb. 15. The affected stores and warehouses, located from the state's southwest corner to the Canadian border in the north, employ 4,132 people.
Penn Traffic says the layoffs include 669 jobs at two suburban Syracuse warehouses the company uses through C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Penn Traffic filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. It also operates stores in Pennsylvania, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Calls to the company weren't returned Tuesday.