Walmart Laying Off 300 at Bentonville...

Walmart Laying Off 300 at Bentonville, Arkansas Headquarters

There are 52 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Feb 3, 2010, titled Walmart Laying Off 300 at Bentonville, Arkansas Headquarters. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

Walmart Stores Inc . says it is cutting 300 jobs at its Bentonville headquarters as part of a move to trim costs.

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Miss Molly

Glen Ellyn, IL

#1 Feb 3, 2010
Thank Nobama
Still Here

Tulsa, OK

#2 Feb 3, 2010
I see no stimulus.
Gonzo

Porter, OK

#3 Feb 3, 2010
Miss Molly wrote:
Thank Nobama
Yeah, I hear ya!! Change you can believe in campaign promise is ringing true now!!
a2zz

Tulsa, OK

#4 Feb 3, 2010
Study your lesson folks. When Walmart starts laying off, you know times are tough!!!

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

Houston, TX

#5 Feb 4, 2010
Obama has nothing to do with corporate greed. Walmart treats their employees horribly. That memo was nothing short of BS. The suits don't care about their "associates". Spare me.
american

Taylorsville, NC

#6 Feb 4, 2010
Walmart has led the charge in putting their customer base(the american worker) on the unemployment line. I guess what goes around comes around. The worse is yet to come.
Comment Czar

Tulsa, OK

#7 Feb 4, 2010
According to the Obama administration, if they wouldn't have done the bailout, WalMart would have lost 50000 jobs. Since they only cut 330-340, The adminstration will be claiming that they saved another 49,660 jobs.

Trickle up poverty - the Obama plan
cowboy

Milledgeville, GA

#8 Feb 4, 2010
too many chiefs not enought indains, always hurts corp..
Fed_Up

Monett, MO

#9 Feb 4, 2010
JustaRandomGirl wrote:
Obama has nothing to do with corporate greed. Walmart treats their employees horribly. That memo was nothing short of ****. The suits don't care about their "associates". Spare me.
Except for the 11,200 that lost their jobs when they closed the Sam's Clubs in California, the other 330-340 were "suits" - all corporate.
This also brings the total "lay-offs" for Wal-Mart to 11,530-11,540.
noodles

Owasso, OK

#10 Feb 4, 2010
This is typical Walmart. I've met Walmart folks before when I used to live near the headquarters who would talk about how they had lay-offs every few years. Just about 4 or 5 years ago they went through this at their corporate offices and I heard that they did the same thing a few years before that. I don't like Obama and his false political promises, but I would have to say this is more about supply and demand and Walmart's bottom-line. Remember a few years back when one of the head honchos was embezzeling Walmart money with his wife to groom their dog and all sorts of other things that were insane??? Sam Walton could win the gymnastics event at the Olympics from his grave with all the rolling over he has been doing!!! Remember when things used to be made in the USA and they lasted for years??? We have Walmart to thank along with Arkie Prez Clinton for cheap, fall-apart made in China junk now!!!
beverlylin1956

Columbus, OH

#11 Feb 4, 2010
Well, perhaps the offices in Bentonville were way more overstaffed than the stores in Tulsa. I worked at one part-time and got so tired of being the only cashier open at 8 pm at nite. Or no breaks because we were too short handed. It was dangerous at times to be the only employee up front but Bentonville did not care. Sorry to hear so many lost their jobs.

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

Houston, TX

#12 Feb 4, 2010
Fed_Up wrote:
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Except for the 11,200 that lost their jobs when they closed the Sam's Clubs in California, the other 330-340 were "suits" - all corporate.
This also brings the total "lay-offs" for Wal-Mart to 11,530-11,540.
I still think this is Walmarts fault.... Don't blame the current administration.
jdbl

Nashville, TN

#13 Feb 4, 2010
a2zz wrote:
Study your lesson folks. When Walmart starts laying off, you know times are tough!!!
Walmart made profits, but still cuts employees. Many of the companies that laid off people posted profits for 2009 and are poised for even higher profits in 2010. Companies like Walmart are cutting jobs not because they need to, but because it is expedient. Dump the work on the remaining workers who will keep productivity up out of fear of losing their own jobs, creating higher shareholder dividends and a bigger bonus pool. Worker loyalty is a thing of the past because we all know that we are expendable.
Blondie

Tulsa, OK

#14 Feb 4, 2010
For heaven's sake. Quit blaming Obama or Wal-Mart. The economy is in deep you-know-what. It's not one person or one businesses fault. We're all hurting and wondering when it will be our turn. When people don't have money to spend, business cut back or close.
Yes

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 Feb 4, 2010
Miss Molly wrote:
Thank Nobama
EXACTLY!!!!!!!
Huh in Bartlesville

Tulsa, OK

#16 Feb 4, 2010
Come on new on 6.....Title says "Bartlesville" & article says "Bentonville". So which is it???
Yo Yo Ma

Purcell, OK

#17 Feb 4, 2010
Comment Czar wrote:
According to the Obama administration, if they wouldn't have done the bailout, WalMart would have lost 50000 jobs. Since they only cut 330-340, The adminstration will be claiming that they saved another 49,660 jobs.
Trickle up poverty - the Obama plan
When does the rich trickle down. Yeah that's what I thought. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Oklahoma Girl

Claremore, OK

#18 Feb 4, 2010
Huh in Bartlesville wrote:
Come on new on 6.....Title says "Bartlesville" & article says "Bentonville". So which is it???
It's 30-40 in Bartlesville. A friend lost her job yesterday with Walmart Administration (the old Walmart building location). It was completely unexpected.

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

Houston, TX

#19 Feb 4, 2010
jdbl wrote:
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Walmart made profits, but still cuts employees. Many of the companies that laid off people posted profits for 2009 and are poised for even higher profits in 2010. Companies like Walmart are cutting jobs not because they need to, but because it is expedient. Dump the work on the remaining workers who will keep productivity up out of fear of losing their own jobs, creating higher shareholder dividends and a bigger bonus pool. Worker loyalty is a thing of the past because we all know that we are expendable.
Exactly. Good point. I still stand by that Walmart doesn't treat their "associates" very well at all. Loyal employers also produce loyal and hardworking employees. This company makes it clear that they care nothing about their associates well being or care if their families are taken care of. They will work you for 35 hours a week so that they can call you "part time" and not give you insurance and benefits. They suck!
comment czar

Tulsa, OK

#20 Feb 4, 2010
JustaRandomGirl wrote:
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Exactly. Good point. I still stand by that Walmart doesn't treat their "associates" very well at all. Loyal employers also produce loyal and hardworking employees. This company makes it clear that they care nothing about their associates well being or care if their families are taken care of. They will work you for 35 hours a week so that they can call you "part time" and not give you insurance and benefits. They suck!
Don't just blame WalMart for doing things like this - it is all of corporate america.
I work for a medical company, and they are doing the same things - layoffs, more profits and the top brass are cashing in on their stock as fast as they can sell it.
We, on the other hand, as regular employees, are not allowed to touch our stock until we turn 55 or quit the company

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