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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 10:55 AM

Walmart employees say they're preparing for job cuts as retailer rolls out its 'Great Workplace' pro

Walmart last spring said it was testing a sweeping overhaul that would make its stores better run and create more opportunities for employees to “do meaningful work.” The “Great Workplace” initiative, the retailer said, would be “the key to winning the future of retail.”

But nearly a year in, workers say the effort, which will reach 1,100 of the company’s 5,300 U.S. stores by year end, has led to widespread confusion.

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, is telling employees that it is doing away with certain positions — including hourly supervisors and assistant store managers — and replacing them with a smaller set of roles that carry more responsibilities, often for the same pay, according to interviews with current and former store employees, and internal documents obtained by The Washington Post.

Workers say they are being asked to apply, interview and test for new positions, essentially pitting them against their colleagues for a shrinking number of jobs. Some are terrified they will lose their job and insurance.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/walmart-employees-say-theyre-preparing-for-job-cuts-as-retailer-rolls-out-its-great-workplaces-program/2020/02/14/d8f4ea1c-4f63-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html?

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Mon Feb 24, 2020, 12:03 PM

1. At least the Walton family won't lose jobs they never had.

Think about it. They're 6 of the 11 richest individuals in the U.S.--and have never known what a callous or a blister is.

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