Two San Diego stores are on an initial list of 79 planned Sears and Kmart closings announced Dec. 29 by Chicago-based Sears Holdings Co., following a disappointing holiday sales season.

The company plans to close its Sears store at 12080 Carmel Mountain Road, in Carmel Mountain Plaza; and the Sears at 7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood.

Closing dates are still to be determined, the company said in a statement. A typical store employs between 40 and 80 people.

The closings are the first of the 100 to 120 U.S. stores that Sears Holdings plans to shutter. The company plans to update the closure list in coming days.

— Lou Hirsh