"No-one had any inkling of anything that's happening," she said. "No staff members were told. There were closed-door meetings then people started being called in. "A lot of these people have worked there for a lot of years - more than 30."
120 set to lose their jobs.
In total there will be 120 jobs lost across the High-end department store, reported The Age. Thirty of these will be at David Jones head office in Melbourne and the remaining 90 from various regional stores.
A spokesperson for David Jones commented that the redundancies reflected the company’s"strong focus on cost at a challenging time for retail".
Michelle ConnollyMichelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of I Bought It At and is a keen shopper and loving mum-of-two.