Walmart Will Lay Off More Than 1,200 in Arkansas and New Jersey

By Sheridan Fifer

On January 31, more than 1,200 Walmart associates in Arkansas (the state where Walmart is headquartered) and New Jersey (the state where Walmart-owned Jet.com has its offices) will lose their jobs. The layoffs come at a time when Walmart is working to become a true omnichannel organization, which means big changes to operations and the structure of its teams. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon believes the retailer's customers jumped ahead two to three years in adoption of omnichannel programs because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

"We are streamlining some roles so we can be more effective and efficient. At the same time, we are creating new roles, particularly in the supply chain, in our stores, and in other facilities which will open up new opportunities," said the memo from U.S. CEO John Furner and U.S. E-commerce CEO Marc Lore...

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