All Dominick's stores that are not sold to other grocery chains will be shuttered sometime around December 28.
Dominick's parent company, Safeway, sent a letter to the grocery store's employees notifying them of the possibility of losing their jobs, as mandated by state law. The labor law requires 60 days' notice when layoffs are on the horizon for employers with more than 100 workers if they are planning to give pink slips to a third or more of its workforce, or if 500 or more people will be affected.
Earlier this month, Safeway announced that it would be closing the Chicago-based grocery chain. Albertson's, the parent comapny of Jewel-Osco, has purchased four of the 72 Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area. Some 5,600 jobs are in limbo as a result of the closure.