Walmart to Streamline Corporate Positions Again
BENTONVILLE, AR – Walmart is continuing efforts to streamline operations at its corporate headquarters. According to news source Talk Business & Politics, the retailer is taking on a series of job cuts in an attempt to “right-size” and acclimate to the shifting retail landscape.
“As we said in January, we’re continuing to look at how the company is structured, which includes investing in and adding jobs in some areas and eliminating some in a few others,” Walmart told the news source, in a response to the outlet’s inquiries. “This is all about aligning and creating efficiencies as we change how we work to seamlessly serve our customer through our stores and e-commerce.”
Walmart would not confirm the number nor the focus of jobs being eliminated, but Talk Business & Politics’ sources estimated the number to be “a few dozen.” News of an impending round of layoffs first broke on social media Wednesday morning, when employees began receiving notices to report to a “support event” held by Walmart’s human resource department the following day.
These job cuts would be the latest in a series of streamlining efforts. This January, the company announced a series of prospective job cuts to take place over the year, including roughly 200 Information Systems jobs. In April, the company announced additional cuts to its tech division, totaling nearly 300 jobs.
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