Walmart is eliminating “a few dozen” corporate positions, mostly in merchandising and replenishment, according to a Talk Business and Politics report. Walmart did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Retail Dive.
The retail giant this year has been downsizing its corporate operations and some of Silicon Valley-based tech operations. In April, some 300 jobs were cut in information systems, following two other rounds of layoffs announced in January, when 1,000 jobs were eliminated from the supply chain group and 200 e-commerce positions were cut.
Meanwhile, just after the announcement of a set of policy initiatives designed to boost U.S. manufacturing, Walmart for the first time has opened its online marketplace to foreign sellers, Reuters reports.
In January, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon and Walmart U.S. E-commerce Chief Marc Lore each sent Wal-Mart employees a memo explaining that leadership changes at the company will help bring together its stores and online leadership roles. That set off a cascade of layoffs and team re-alignment that has included the departure of some longtime Walmart veterans.
The major shifts are widely seen as a consequence of Walmart’s redoubled effort to…