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More Retail Woes: Walmart Lays Off 1027 Staff In Fort Worth

Ash Jurberg

The retail industry continues to suffer as national chains face financial issues. Giant retailer Walmart announced laying off 1027 workers at its fulfillment centers in Fort Worth, Texas.
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The retail apocalypse continues in Texas.

This year, over 1400 stores have been slated to close, and retailers have announced 17,456 job cuts in 2023. This is compared with 761 job cuts in the same period last year.

Now comes the news that retail giant Walmart is laying off hundreds of workers at five e-commerce centers in the United States. Unfortunately, this includes 1027 workers at the Fort Worth, Texas facility.

Employees have been asked to find jobs within 90 days at other company locations. This could include moving to the new high-tech e-commerce distribution center in Lancaster. Laid-off workers will continue to be paid for 90 days.

“Everyone is getting 90 days paid leave to look for a job, and we hope they choose to stay at Walmart.Customer expectations are changing, and we are moving quickly to meet and exceed their needs. As demand grows, we are maximizing our network of stores and fulfillment centers to deliver items for online customers when and how they want them. This decision was not made lightly, and we’re working closely with affected associates to help them understand what career options may be available at other Walmart locations." Walmart spokeswoman Lauren Willis

Walmart is one of several national brands closing stores across the United States.

Others include Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Gap, CVS, Tuesday Morning, and Party City. For a full list of stores due to be shut down in Fort Worth and across Texas, please check out this article.

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