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FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, signage at a J.C. Penney store is displayed in New York. J.C. Penney is listing the 138 locations it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability. J.C. Penney Co. is hurting as more people shop online instead of heading to the mall. The closures are part of the company's previously announced plans to focus on its best-performing stores. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — The J.C. Penney Co. will shut down close to 140 stores this year, but none of those stores are in Utah.

According to CNBC, J.C. Penney Co. announced it's store closings on Friday, which comes just a few weeks after the company said it would close nearly 140 stores within the year.

None of Utah’s stores were included on the list, which was shared by USA Today.

Nearby Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming will see some stories closed. Here’s a list of nearby locations that will shutdown.

Colorado

Fort Morgan Main St.: Fort Morgan

Glenwood Springs Mall: Glenwood Springs

St. Vrain Centre: Longmont

Broadway Plaza: Sterling

Idaho

Snake River Plaza: Burley

Wyoming

Downtown Sheridan: Sheridan

Between Macy’s, Sears and Kmart all closing down stores, nearly 300 department stores will close down nationwide, CNBC reported.

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"We believe closing stores will allow us to adjust our business to effectively compete against the growing threat of online retailers," J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison said in a statement in February, according to CNBC.

The shutdown will likely save the company $200 million, CNBC reported. The company has $4.3 billion debt that it hopes to erase.

The move will, however, affect more than 5,000 jobs, according to CNBC. But nearly 6,000 workers will get an opportunity for an early retirement program. Certain workers will also possibly be relocated.