BENTONVILLE, Ark. (TB&P) —Walmart filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) letter on Wednesday (June 19) detailing the closure of its jewelry distribution center No. 6051 (Bentonville) effective Aug. 31. The closure of the operation will help make room for the company’s new corporate headquarters.
Anne Hatfield, corporate spokeswoman for Walmart, said 158 employees will be impacted by the closure. She said the operations will be transferred to Marlow, Okla., and employees were told of the pending closure in March 2018. The 158 employees chose to stay on board and wind down the operation. They can apply for other jobs within the company or take the severance package commensurate with their years of employment.