Big Job Cuts For Sam's Club
Walmart Sunday announced that it will outsource in-product store demonstrations for Sam's Club to a third-company- and in the process lay off 11,200 employees at Sam's Club warehouses, the AP reported.
The cuts include 10,000 mostly part-time workers, as well as 1,200 recruiters. Arkansas-based Shopper Events will take over the functions, which will include sampling of electronics as well as other product categories.
"We do not make these decisions lightly, and know that this is a difficult development for the members of our Sam’s Club family who will be leaving the company," Sam's Club CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement. "I also know that this will be a hard time for others in the Club who have worked with these Associates and, in many cases, formed close relationships.