Archive for Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wal-Mart cutting 700 jobs at headquarters

February 11, 2009


— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will cut 700 to 800 jobs at its Arkansas headquarters as it builds fewer new stores this year and makes other operational changes, the world’s largest retailer announced Tuesday.

The cuts are in Wal-Mart’s real estate, apparel and health and wellness departments, spokesman David Tovar said. Wal-Mart would not say how many jobs will be cut in each segment.

Tovar said employees will be told of the cuts in the next couple of weeks and there was no immediate plan to make other positions within Wal-Mart available to them.

But he said the company also plans to add jobs at its New York apparel office and expects “to add thousands of jobs” at Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Club warehouses this year — a figure that includes hires at new stores.


jonas_opines 9 years, 3 months ago

Ring bell - dog barksSay Walmart - Posters post.

Eaglepass 9 years, 3 months ago

I see a relocation to Lawrence in the future of a few Walmart workers.................

Maddy Griffin 9 years, 3 months ago

wal-mart is doing it smart. They-re getting rid of most of the big-ticket fat cats at the top, and replacing them with less expensive employees. Without the billion dollar severance plans.Wall street could learn a lot from Wal-mart.

Maddy Griffin 9 years, 3 months ago

Now I'm scared. Nancy Tom just said I was dead on,is that a threat???

jonas_opines 9 years, 3 months ago

Interesting. It seems like they remove all record of pulled comments from the thread when they're removed. That's new.

cthulhu_4_president 9 years, 3 months ago

A similar move would benefit the education system in this state: trim the fat, baby.

funkdog1 9 years, 3 months ago

Oh Jesus would definitely exploit Chinese kids over American kids. America has the special light of God shining over it.

labmonkey 9 years, 3 months ago

To shop at Wal-Mart is un-American. The harm they do to American jobs, and the lack of oversight on foreign suppliers is horrible. You talk about green...Wal-Mart is the most un-green company out there.

jonas_opines 9 years, 3 months ago

Liberty-One: At the time it was posted, it wasn't a prediction, as there was already a post by logrithmic ahead of mine, of a nature sufficiently course to get pulled.

jonas_opines 9 years, 3 months ago

Not that I don't consider it an accurate prediction.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 3 months ago

This is only a tiny fraction of the 500,000,000 American jobs that are being lost this month according to Pelosi.

WHY 9 years, 3 months ago

Jobs are lost because the employees are not worth the money. Good employees will always have work. If you aren't making something or being productive then you get cut. If you are good and you get cut you just go work somewhere else.

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