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Walmart to cut headquarters jobs, relocate workers

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart said on Tuesday that it plans to cut hundreds of jobs at its corporate headquarters and relocate a majority of its U.S. and Canada-based remote workforce to three main offices. The move marks a shift in strategy after the company initially endorsed virtual work during the pandemic.

“We are asking the majority of associates working remotely, and the majority of associates within our offices in Dallas, Atlanta, and our Toronto Global Tech office, to relocate,” Donna Morris, Walmart’s chief people officer wrote in a memo to its U.S. campus associates on Tuesday.

The company said most of the relocations will be to its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, while some will move to its offices in the San Francisco Bay Area or in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The goal of the move was to bring more people together more often but also to strengthen Walmart’s culture and develop the careers of its employees, Morris said in the memo.

Walmart also said it was reducing “several hundred” roles in its headquarters due to changes in some parts of its business, without elaborating further.

The Wall Street Journal first reported news of the job cuts late on Monday.

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