Academy Sports + Outdoors eliminates approximately 100 jobs

- Academy Sports + Outdoors eliminated about 100 jobs as part of a "strategic reorganization, the company said.

Academy Sports + Outdoors released this statement:

Academy Sports + Outdoors announced it is launching the next phase of a strategic reorganization. The Company’s multi-pronged initiative is focused on key strategic investments that will help the Company build a stronger foundation for continued future success. As part of this initiative, approximately 100 non-customer facing positions were eliminated.

Today’s announcement is part of a careful and thoughtful review of our investments and strategic goals. Retail is evolving rapidly, and we’ve identified new areas of focus where our energy and dollars will make a real difference as we continue to write our strategic growth story.

“Our passion for what we do and for what we offer customers is the driving force behind our constant push for improvement,” said Academy President and CEO J.K. Symancyk. “Today’s changes, while difficult, will create a more nimble and collaborative organization that will better serve our stores and the changing needs of our customers.”

We are grateful for contributions made by all of our team members. Academy is providing a transition package to help impacted team members through this transition.

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