Hanesbrands confirmed to the Triad Business Journal that it had laid off an unidentified number of employees at its headquarters in Winston-Salem, NC as it navigates a “very challenging environment.”

“We continue to operate in a very challenging environment, and we must focus on controlling costs as we continue to execute our Full Potential plan,” Hanesbrands, the parent of Champion, said in a media statement. “As a result, we made the difficult decision to eliminate a number of positions across our company. These are valued associates, and we thank them for their many contributions to Hanesbrands.”

Hanesbrands declined to comment further.

The company is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results on February 2.