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Staples to lay off more off than 200, including dozens in Massachusetts

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Staples Inc. began a round of layoffs Wednesday.

Staples Inc. is trimming more than 200 jobs, including dozens at its Framingham headquarters, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Company officials issued a statement Thursday with few details.


“We are strategically restructuring our organization in order to support the needs of our customers and align with our business priorities,” it said. “As a matter of policy, we do not discuss staffing figures.”

The layoffs, which began Wednesday, come exactly one year after the company eliminated hundreds of jobs in an earlier round of cuts.

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Staples has been under pressure to fend off Internet giants such as Inc. Last May, its ambitious plan to merge with No. 2 rival Office Depot Inc. was rejected by a federal judge. The company’s stock fell 18 percent after the deal died, the biggest loss in 27 years.

Staples stock closed on Thursday at $9.02 a share.

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