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Byline: David Moin With contributions by Vicki M. Young
Fortunoff Lays Off L.I. Headquarters Staff
Fortunoff laid off the bulk of its headquarters staff in Uniondale, N.Y., on Thursday and Friday, putting the 87-year-old jewelry and housewares chain squarely on the path toward liquidation.
Some 300 workers, including the marketing, merchandising and purchasing areas, among others, were given pink slips. Customer service, IT and the Web site staff are still on board. Fortunoff employs 377 people at its headquarters and 1,748 in total.
Staff at Fortunoff stores remains intact, but it's a matter of time before they leave as stores get liquidated. …