Sam's Club to Lay Off 2,300
January 28, 2014,
BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Sam's Club plans to lay off about 2,300 associates, or about 2 percent of its total associate number, across its clubs. A time frame for the lay offs was not given.
According to a statement from Bill Durling, who heads Sam's Club's corporate communications, the warehouse-club retailer and division of Walmart will conduct the layoffs "to rebalance our resources more effectively across our clubs to align our structure more closely to the current and future revenue of each club." Durling said Sam's Club will eliminate certain hourly positions, in some cases reducing the number of assistant managers and, in other cases, creating new and more senior-level positions.