Bass Pro lays off employees in Springfield, Nixa
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Bass Pro Shops laid off "fewer than 60" employees at its corporate headquarters in Springfield and at a woodworking shop in Nixa.
Paul Shore, Bass Pro Shops vice president of human resources, said Friday the company also laid off an average of six employees at most of its retail stores across the country.
Shore said the layoffs were part of the company's effort to be more efficient. He noted the business still employs about 5,800 people in southwest Missouri and has added 2,300 jobs in the Ozarks in the last three years. The company has more than 22,000 employees across the country and still plans to open eight new stores this year.
The Springfield News-Leader reported the laid-off employees will be offered a severance package and continued benefits.