Jenny Craig warns of layoffs, weight loss center closures: reports

Weight loss giant Jenny Craig is reportedly downsizing some weight-loss centers and warning of mass layoffs.

Reports from multiple outlets indicate that the Carlsbad, California-based company will soon begin cutting staff as it begins to look for a buyer.

A spokeswoman for Jenny Craig could not be reached for comment by USA TODAY Wednesday.

According to its website, the company has about 500 weight loss centers in the United States and Canada and boasts “millions of successful Genie members.”

“Like many other companies, we are currently transitioning from physical retail to a customer-friendly model based on e-commerce. We will have more details to share in the coming weeks as our plans solidify,” a spokesperson for Jenny Craig said in a statement to CNN.

Jenny Craig alerted employees to possible layoffs as it begins to “finish physical operations” and search for a buyer, according to NBC News.

The company, which was founded in 1983, did not say how many employees it plans to lay off or say how many centers it will close.

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A person walks past the Jenny Craig weight loss store on April 28, 2023 in Miami, Florida.  Reports are that Jenny Craig's company will be subject to potential mass layoffs as it begins looking for a buyer.

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