Another 28 Kmart stores are slated to close later this year, including two in New Jersey, owner Sears announced Thursday.

Stores on Route 38 in Moorestown and on Route 46 in Parsippany will close in mid-November, "as we continue to transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preferences of our members"

The company said "eligible associates" affected by the closures will receive severance and have the opportunity to apply for open positions at other stores.

The closures are just the latest of dozens in New Jersey announced by Sears and other retail chain owners this year.

Gymboree announced last month it was shutting down stores in Eatontown, Edison, Freehold, Hackensack, Hamilton of Mercer County, Hamilton of Atlantic County, Sea Girt and Short Hills.

Sears said in June it was shutting down a store in Watchung. Earlier that month, the company announced the closure of 72 Sears and Kmart stores, including a Sears in Vineland, and Kmart locations Mantua and Manahawkin.

Earlier in the year, the company hinted it might shut down entirely. Kmart stores in Clemonton, East Brunswick, Pleasantville and Rio Grande were scheduled to be shuttered at the end of March, according to an announcement from Sears Holdings, the parent company of the chain, as it announced the closure of about 180 locations nationwide.

Also this year, JCPenney announced plans to close 138 stores across the country including its Rio Grande store as retailers continue to struggle. Macy’s announced plans to close additional stores in 2017— including stores in Moorestown, Voorhees and Wayne. Staples will close 70 stores.

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