Gap Inc. is eliminating about 500 corporate jobs, the apparel chain said on Tuesday, as it struggles to protect margins and battles weak sales of outdated clothes at brands including Old Navy.
The company is laying off staff and eliminating positions that are currently open across a range of departments, it said. The eliminated roles are mainly at its offices in San Francisco, New York and in Asia.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the news.
Shares of the Banana Republic parent declined about 3% in afternoon trade, taking the year-to-date decline to 48%.