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The TJX Companies have announced 178 furloughs in Redlands because of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

Home Goods, TJ Maxx in the Mountain Grove shopping center and the Marshalls Store on Lugonia Avenue were closed on April 12, the day the furloughs began, according to a May 6 letter to Redlands Mayor Paul Foster.

Home Goods lost 63 employees, TJ Maxx lost 66 and Marshalls lost 49.

“At present, these furloughs are anticipated to be temporary and to last less than four months,” the letter said, “although it is possible that this could change based upon circumstances not currently foreseeable given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its effects.”

The letter from Amy Fardella, the company’s chief human resource officer, meets the requirement by the California Labor Code to notify the city.