After running at a loss for five consecutive years, Joyce Mayne in Bundaberg will be closing its doors in early September this year. Harvey Norman chairman, Gerry Harvey has reportedly said that the 30 staff members from the Bundaberg store can expect to find jobs in the renovated Harvey Norman store or elsewhere.

“Some of those will be employed – I can’t tell you exactly how many – it will just depend on how well Harvey Norman goes.

“There will be a few staff that will probably move to other stores, either interstate or somewhere else in Queensland,” Harvey told Bundaberg’s local newspaper News Mail.

“We persevered with it for a long time but now the lease is up and rather than signing a new lease and losing more money, we will concentrate on the Harvey Norman store in Bundaberg and try and employ as many staff as we can,” he said.

The Bundaberg Joyce Mayne store closure will be the third Central Queensland Joyce Mayne to close its doors in less than 12 months.

The Mackay Joyce Mayne store closed in mid-April this year while the Rockhampton store closed at the end of October in 2014.

This story first appeared in Appliance Retailer