The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development estimates that more than 22-hundred jobs could be eliminated by the closing of 12 Boston Stores and Younkers locations by early June. The parent company, Bon-Ton Stores, Incorporated, says it hopes jobs can be preserved through a sale process. It said it is in active discussion with an investor group to acquire the stores. State and federal laws require companies like Bon-Ton to make an official notification when there is potential for job losses. If employees do lose their jobs, that would start to happen June 5th.