Three area Toys R Us stores are expected to close permanently at month’s end, the company has confirmed in a notice filed with the state.

The company announced its liquidation in March after it was unable to reorganize following its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year. It did not publicly disclose details about the number of workers affected and closing dates until this week.

The chain’s demise affects 33,000 employees nationwide, including 1,178 in Ohio.

In its Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act filing received Monday by state officials, Toys R Us said the closings affect 47 employees at its Cuyahoga Falls store near Chapel Hill Mall, 47 at its Belden Village Mall store in Plain Township and 36 at its Copley store in the Montrose shopping area.

The filing also said three employees were affected by the May 15 closure of the Toys R Us Express store at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets in Portage County.