Store Closings Leave Small Cities With Few Jobs — And Places To Shop05:49
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A worker holds a sign announcing a store-closing sale outside the 60-year-old Sears store in the Galewood neighborhood of Chicago on July 7, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A worker holds a sign announcing a store-closing sale outside the 60-year-old Sears store in the Galewood neighborhood of Chicago on July 7, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Stores across the country are shutting their doors, laying off thousands of workers every month. In big cities, other industries are booming and creating new jobs.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with reporter Schuyler Velasco (@Schuyler_V) of the Christian Science Monitor, who says in many smaller cities, there's nothing to replace the jobs that are lost when stores close.

This segment aired on August 10, 2017.

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