The Macy's department store in Taunton's Silver City Galleria is set to close by the end of the year.

The retail chain announced Wednesday afternoon that both the Taunton location and the Macy's in Brockton's Westgate Mall are among 68 Macy's stores that will close in 2017.

Overall, Macy's will eliminate some layers of management and cut 6,200 workers, in addition to the 3,900 jobs that will be lost to the store closings.

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