Walmart has confirmed that it is laying off hundreds of corporate employees, with changes in some parts of its business resulting in a reduction of several hundred campus roles. 

Walmart’s Chief People Officer, Donna Morris, stated that the company is focused on supporting each associate affected by these changes and will work closely with them to navigate the best path forward. The company did not immediately respond to a question from regarding the exact number of people affected by layoffs or their positions. 

The majority of associates working remotely and in offices in Dallas, Atlanta, and the Toronto Global Tech office are being asked to relocate. Most people will move to the company’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, while others will move to corporate offices in the New York City or San Francisco metro areas. 

On a “business update” call with employees, remote workers were given until July 1 to make a decision about relocating or to quit with severance, according to a source familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The source added that Walmart would be closing its Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto offices later this year.

Walmart is building a new home office campus with 12 office buildings on 350 acres in Bentonville, with construction beginning in 2019 and slated to open in phases through 2025.

Source: Retail Drive
Source: Reuters
Source: NBC News