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Walmart lays off hundreds of employees and requires others to relocate : NPR

Shoppers leave a Walmart store, February 21, 2024, in Englewood, Colorado. Walmart announced layoffs Tuesday affecting several hundred jobs at the retail giant’s campus offices.

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Shoppers leave a Walmart store, February 21, 2024, in Englewood, Colorado. Walmart announced layoffs Tuesday affecting several hundred jobs at the retail giant’s campus offices.

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced layoffs Tuesday affecting several hundred jobs at the retail giant’s campus offices.

The company also said it would require most remote workers and staff from its offices in Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto to be moved to its main offices in Bentonville, Arkansas; Hoboken, New Jersey; and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The news, delivered via a Walmart staff memo provided to The Associated Press, says the moves will serve the goal of “bringing more of us together more often.” The memo also emphasizes that being together in person “makes us better and helps us collaborate, innovate and move forward even faster.”

The memo does not give a reason for the layoffs, only stating that “certain parts of our business have made changes” that will result in job losses.

A Walmart spokesperson did not immediately respond to questions about the reason for the layoffs and why Walmart is working to consolidate other office jobs in Arkansas, New Jersey and California.

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