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Walmart Is Eliminating Hundreds of Corporate Jobs

  • Retailer is laying off workers in store planning, logistics
  • Company also said to be streamlining its U.S. store operations
Walmart World Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Walmart World Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Photographer: Terra Fondriest/Bloomberg
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Walmart Inc. might be one of the few big winners in the pandemic, having posted surging sales month after month, but that isn’t stopping the company from tightening its belt.

The world’s biggest retailer has laid off hundreds of workers in units including store planning, logistics, merchandising and real estate, according to people familiar with the matter. It is also reorganizing its roughly 4,750 U.S. stores by consolidating divisions and eliminating some regional manager roles, two of the people said.