walmart to lay off 2,000 employees from e commerce warehouse
Walmart had acknowledged the staff reductions at its warehouses but had not given further details. More specific information on job losses can be found in the regulatory filings.
According to a Monday Bloomberg report, Walmart Inc. will eliminate more than 2,000 jobs at five American e-commerce warehouses.
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According to the report, which used regulatory filings, the layoffs include more than 1,000 positions at a warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas, 600 positions at a fulfillment center in Pennsylvania, 400 positions in Florida, and 200 positions in New Jersey. Additional job cuts are also anticipated in California.
A request for comment from Reuters was not immediately answered by Walmart.
Hundreds of employees at five Walmart facilities that process e-commerce orders were reportedly told by Reuters on March 23 to find new jobs at other company locations within 90 days.
Walmart had previously confirmed the staff reductions at its warehouses without giving any further details. The company has stressed that the affected employees may find other roles within the company, but the regulatory filings provide more specific information on the job losses.
Reason behind Layoff
Walmart is expanding in other areas even though some of its employees will lose their jobs as a result of the cuts. The retailer is “growing in some areas as it adjusts its stores and fulfillment centers to handle more online orders,” according to Randy Hargrove, a spokesman for Walmart. This may enable the business to reallocate some employees to different positions.
Walmart E-Commerce Warehouse’s Layoff
Given Walmart’s plans for expansion and reorganization, it is unclear what the overall effect on employment will be. But compared to rival Amazon.com Inc., which recently announced it would cut an additional 9,000 jobs on top of the 18,000 it had already cut, Walmart’s job losses are considerably less severe.
In response to the uncertain economy, other major tech companies like Google and Meta have also chosen to implement mass layoffs. While Meta laid off 21,000 workers over two waves, Google announced 12,000 job cuts in January of this year.