Walmart Cutting Jobs At Headquarters

Apparently, all is not well at retail giant Walmart, which plans to eliminate 700 to 800 positions at company headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The cuts won’t impact store operations like Walmart’s garden centers, the company says. The cuts are, however, the first sign of trouble for Walmart in a struggling economy.

“As the new fiscal year begins, we find ourselves living in unprecedented times,” Walmart CEO Mike Duke wrote in a memo to employees.

The particular positions being eliminated are in merchandising, real estate, marketing and support divisions in Walmart’s U.S. division and in Sam’s Club merchandising unit, according to the memo.

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4 comments on “Walmart Cutting Jobs At Headquarters

  1. Anonymous

    I was in one of your stores in Columbia SC, and according to several employees, the store can no longer sell or offer plants. Your statement about not eliminating garden centers seems to be patently false. Why cant CEO’s learn how to tell the truth? I went in to purchase a lawn mower, and the new brands that were offered were more than double the price of your previous products. Your buyers need to get in touch with reality, I thought that the Wal Mart philosophy was to sell products to the common man

  2. Anonymous

    I agree with your comment.

    I visit supercenter of Walmart and saw some orchids are not for common people because the quality is far away from the current market at COSTCO. However, the price is higher than …. I am wondering Walmart is losing his idea to take care of common persons

  3. Anonymous

    I was in one of your stores in Columbia SC, and according to several employees, the store can no longer sell or offer plants. Your statement about not eliminating garden centers seems to be patently false. Why cant CEO’s learn how to tell the truth? I went in to purchase a lawn mower, and the new brands that were offered were more than double the price of your previous products. Your buyers need to get in touch with reality, I thought that the Wal Mart philosophy was to sell products to the common man

  4. Anonymous

    I agree with your comment.

    I visit supercenter of Walmart and saw some orchids are not for common people because the quality is far away from the current market at COSTCO. However, the price is higher than …. I am wondering Walmart is losing his idea to take care of common persons