The list of their 138 stores that will be closed this year has been released by JC Penney.  There are 3 locations in New York State on the list, however none are here in Central New York.

On the list released today, the 3 JC Penney Stores in New York are in Dunkirk, Massapequa, and West Nyack.  JC Penney stores in New Hartford, Rome, Syracuse, Oswego and Oneonta will remain open.

The large retailer said about 5000 jobs will be lost because of the closings.  Most of those stores are slated to close their doors in June.