DUBLIN, Ga. — More than 100 people will lose their jobs when Fred's Dublin distribution center closes later this year.

The retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announced it was closing all of its 80-plus stores left nationwide.

That includes stores in East Dublin, Eastman, Gray, Hawkinsville, McRae and Montezuma.

Fred's has also filed a notice with the Georgia Department of Labor stating that 101 people will be laid off from their Dublin distribution center on Nov. 9.

Felicia Harris, human resources director at the Dublin center, referred questions about the closing to Reevemark, a public-relations firm handling marketing on the bankruptcy. 13WMAZ could not reach Reevemark for comment.

Fred's came to Dublin in 2001. They occupy a 5.8-million square foot building on Highway 257. The building is owned by the City and Laurens County, and is valued at $25 million.

RELATED HEADLINES

Fred's to close all stores in 60 days, files for Chapter 11

Flooring company to shut down Milledgeville yarn facility

'No warning, no couple of weeks, no nothing:' More than 350 employees affected after Valmiera Glass plant closes

STAY ALERT | Download our FREE app now to receive breaking news and weather alerts. You can find the app on the Apple Store and Google Play

STAY UPDATED | Click here to subscribe to our Midday Minute newsletter and receive the latest headlines and information in your inbox every day.

Have a news tip? Email news@13wmaz.com, or visit our Facebook page.