Verizon has announced plans to close stores across the country until next month in what the company says is a cost-saving measure.
“As we continue to improve our retail portfolio and invest in our associates and associates communities, we are making the decision to close our Verizon retail stores until April 19,” Verizon said in a statement.
“We have identified a number of stores where we believe we will have an impact on our retail operations.”
The company has previously said it would close stores until the end of March or early April.
The closures will affect about 4,600 jobs in the U.S. and Canada.
The announcement came on the heels of Verizon announcing that it would slash its workforce by more than a third by the end-of-year, slashing the workforce to about 800 people.
Verizon said it is hiring about 2,000 new workers.
According to Verizon, its plan will save the company $3.2 billion over the next three years.
Verizon is currently in the process of closing more than 2,300 stores across its retail network in addition to a number in California.