Walmart trimming manager roles at stores

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Walmart trimming manager roles at stores

By Gina Acosta - 02/13/2018
The stores facing cuts have lower sales in those areas or will rely increasingly on contract workers from wireless carriers to sell cellphones.

Walmart is eliminating two department manager positions in some of its 4,700 U.S. stores, including managers who oversee cellphone departments and online-grocery pickup areas.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the stores facing the job cuts have lower sales in those areas or will rely increasingly on contract workers from wireless carriers to sell cellphones.

“Retail is changing rapidly and over the past two years, we’ve been transforming too,” a Walmart spokesman told the Journal. “That means creating new roles while consolidating and redesigning others.”

The spokesman declined to say how many positions are being eliminated with the change. Many of those workers affected will move into open positions at Walmart, he said.

On Monday the Seattle Times reported that Amazon is cutting hundreds of positions at its headquarters.