Report: Lowe’s in layoffs as it outsources maintenance jobs

BY Marianne Wilson

Lowe’s Cos. is turning to third-parties to take care of some store tasks.

The home improvement retailer told thousands of workers this week that their jobs were being eliminated as it plans to outsource jobs of maintenance and assembly workers to third-party companies, reported CNBC. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The assembly workers put together products such as wheelbarrows and grills.

“We are moving to third-party assemblers and facility services to allow Lowe’s store associates to spend more time on the sales floor serving customers,” the company said in a statement to CNBC. “Associates who were in these positions will be given transition pay and have the opportunity to apply for open roles at Lowe’s.”

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