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March 27, 2009

Wal-Mart shuts down lab in Ohio cutting 650 jobs

According to AP, BusinessWeek: “Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Friday that it will shutter an optical lab in Ohio, cutting 650 jobs, as it looks to cut costs by fold its operations into facilities in Indiana and Arkansas.

The world’s largest retailer said in a statement that eyewear orders previously sent to the facility in Lockbourne, Ohio, will be dispersed to labs in Crawfordsville, Ind., Fayetteville, Ark., and Dallas.”

February 10, 2009

Wal-Mart cutting 700-800 jobs at its home offices

According to Reuters: “Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is cutting 700 to 800 jobs at its Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club home offices as the world’s largest retailer looks to realign its corporate structure and reduce costs.

The discount retailer, which has roughly 14,000 employees at its home office in Bentonville, Arkansas, is eliminating jobs in merchandising, real estate and marketing in its Wal-Mart U.S. division, while cutting merchandising positions at its Sam’s Club warehouse division.”

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