Bentonville, Ark. – Wal-Mart Stores is eliminating the positions of about 2,300 Sam’s Club employees. The job cuts represent 2% of Sam’s total workforce. Employees whose jobs are eliminated that cannot find another job with Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club will be eligible for severance.
The cuts include salaried assistant managers and also some hourly workers. In an Associated Press report, Bill Durling, a spokesman at Sam's Club, said that each of the clubs had roughly the same number of workers regardless of how much revenue each store generated.
"We felt this was the right move to make sure we are positioning ourselves for growing in the future," said Durling, in the Associated Press report. "We are trying to rebalance our resources in the field to make sure we are investing in the clubs that have the higher growth potential and balancing resources across the chain."
The layoffs represent the largest job reductions at Sam’s Club since 2010.