Wal-mart, considered by some to be practically immune to the recession, has decided to layoff over 11,000 workers at its Sam’s Club member-only discount stores.
Sam’s CEO recently said in a memo that the company contracted with Shopper Events, a third-party marketing company based in Rogers, Ark., to run the Sam’s Club demo program instead of the mostly part-time employees. The company, which employs about 110,000 in its 600 stores, didn’t provide details on cuts at specific stores but said each Sam’s Club store has on average 18 demo associates and two new business membership staffers.
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Source: Business First of Columbus