Walmart Lays Off Hundreds, Relocates Others to Corporate Offices

Walmart on Tuesday announced layoffs affecting several hundred jobs at the retail giant’s campus offices.

It also said it will require most remote workers and personnel in its Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto offices to relocate to its primary offices in Bentonville, Arkansas; Hoboken, New Jersey; and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The news was conveyed via a Walmart staff memo provided to The Associated Press, which was the first to report it.

Walmart also said the relocations will serve the goal of “bringing more of us together more often.” The memo likewise noted that being together in person “makes us better and helps us to collaborate, innovate and move even faster,” the AP reported.

No reason for the layoffs was included in the memo beyond stating that “some parts of our business have made changes” that will result in job losses.

A Walmart spokesperson did not immediately reply to questions put forth by the AP.

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