Reports have surfaced that Walmart will eliminate hundreds of jobs nationwide by January 31.
Majority of the cuts will come from the human resources division and executives believe these duties could be handled by outside consultants, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Multiple publications have reported that Walmart has refused to acknowledge the potential layoffs.
“As we’ve previously shared, we are always looking for ways to operate more efficiently and effectively,” Randy Hargrove, senior director of corporate communications told the Consumerist. “While we continually look at our corporate structure, we have not made any announcements. Like any organization, we make decisions based upon what’s best for our business and the customers we serve.”
According to the WSJ, Walmart laid off hundreds of workers at its headquarters in 2015, as well as cut nearly 7,000 back-of-the-office jobs in its stores.
So, this current lay off may not come to no surprise for some employees.