BENTONVILLE (KFSM) -- Walmart will soon be making its third round of layoffs at its Bentonville headquarters this year.
Talk Business & Politics reported that rumors of the layoffs came out late Wednesday evening (July 26). Walmart would not confirm the number of jobs, nor the departments involved in the layoffs. However, it confirmed that the job cuts were coming as part of the company's restructuring in the wake of a changing retail industry.
On Wednesday night, employees started getting notices that they needed to report to a "support event" with Human Resources on Thursday. People who are familiar with Walmart said travel was canceled and all the vendor conference rooms have been booked by HR, which points to another layoff.
Walmart sent the following statement to Talk Business:
“As we said in January, we’re continuing to look at how the company is structured, which includes investing in and adding jobs in some areas and eliminating some in a few others. This is all about aligning and creating efficiencies as we change how we work to seamlessly serve our customer through our stores and e-commerce.”