Vintage clothing retailer ModCloth lays off 70, including 25 in Pittsburgh
Online vintage clothing retailer ModCloth has laid off 70 workers, including 25 in Pittsburgh, as part of a restructuring it said was intended to improve operations.
The job cuts affected positions throughout the company, including its San Francisco headquarters and an office in Los Angeles, said ModCloth spokeswoman Rebecca Silliman. Pittsburgh has the largest location for the company, with more than 300 workers at a fulfillment center and customer care office in Crafton. ModCloth employs 500 people overall.
The job cuts were intended to make ModCloth more efficient, Silliman said. A photography studio in Los Angeles, for example, was merged with the one in Pittsburgh, where it will be based from now on.
ModCloth plans to hire 80 to 100 temporary workers in Pittsburgh during the holidays, Silliman said.
The company was founded in 2002 by two Carnegie Mellon University students, Susan Gregg Koger and Eric Koger. The husband-and-wife duo graduated in 2006 and were named to Forbes “30 under 30” list in the technology companies category several years later.
The privately held company became profitable in 2009 after four back-to-back years of 600 percent annual growth, according to ModCloth's website. It relocated its headquarters to San Francisco in 2010 when Silicon Valley-based Accel Partners became an investor.
Chris Fleisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7854 or email@example.com.
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