OfficeMax to close 3 stores in N.H.

That hip young man delivering office supplies to his co-workers to old Spinners tunes just might have to take his rubber bands and Post-It notes elsewhere.

OfficeMax has announced that it will close three stores in southern New Hampshire. The stores at 777 South Willow St. in Manchester, 294 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua, and 1600-26 Woodbury Ave. in Portsmouth will shut their doors by the end of March.

Nicole Miller, spokesperson for OfficeMax, said the company did not have specific employee breakdowns by stores or regions, but on average, the company’s stores employ approximately 20 sales associates, half full-time employees.

Bob Povirk, territory vice president for OfficeMax, said in a statement released by the company that the office products retailer will try to place the associates at other stores or facilities, including the company’s Itasca, Ill. headquarters, which has nearly 1,000 openings. — CINDY KIBBE

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