Sam’s Club Layoffs Leave 2,300 Jobless


A new round of layoffs at Sam’s Club is set to leave some 2,300 workers without full or part employment. According to a report filed on the ABC News website, Walmart Stores Inc., the global megacorporation which owns and operates the nationwide chain of Sam’s Club stores, is behind the layoffs.

This latest round of layoffs will hit workers in the United States particularly hard, as it is designed to reduce some 2,300 “middle management” positions. This will widen the gap between the company’s employees, many of whom are employed only part time in a bid to reduce the total number of employees with full job benefits, and top level management employees, many of whom are rarely present at any Sam’s Club location.

According to reports filed by official spokespersons on behalf of the company, this latest series of strategic layoffs was designed to cut some 2 percent of the total number of Sam’s Club employees, which at one time represented some 116,000 individuals, both full and (largely) part time.

This cycle of layoffs represents the largest since 2010, when the company permanently retired some 10,000 workers in a bid to outsource food demonstrations at its stores.