In Focus: Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs, Many in HR Department

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Wal-Mart has announced big layoffs at its headquarters, many of them in HR, following its commitment to raise wages at its stores. SHRM Online has reported on the push to raise wages for low earners and on the trend toward hiring consultants to perform HR duties. Wal-Mart Cutting Hundreds of Jobs in Latest Round of LayoffsWal-Mart is about to eliminate hundreds of jobs at its headquarters and in regional offices to pay for higher wages at its stores and to protect its profits. A good chunk of those job cuts will come from Walmart’s human resources department, rather than from stores, as top executives look to hire consultants to perform HR duties. (Fortune)Big Companies Are Raising Wages for Lower Earners High-visibility moves are a response to the tightening job market, and to labor and political pressures.(SHRM Online)

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