FULLERTON, Calif. -- Albertsons is announcing that as many as 2,500 employees will be laid off at 247 Southern California and southern Nevada supermarkets beginning June 17.

Albertsons officials said Wednesday that some employees will be laid off at every store.

They would not say if any stores would close or if there would be additional rounds of layoffs.

Albertsons Southern California President Dan Sanders says the company downsized in February at its Fullerton store support center but the need for further changes was clear.

Officials say Albertsons has experienced a decrease in customers and sales.