Walmart laying off employees in store restructuring

Media reports suggest as many as 475 workers will be let go


Walmart Canada is laying off an unspecified number of employees as it undergoes a restructuring.

Spokesman Alex Roberton would not disclose how many employees would lose their jobs. He denied a media report that 475 workers would be let go, saying the actual number is lower.

He said in a statement the company had adjusted its store structure so associates could work across the entire store rather than a specific department.

Walmart Canada employed about 91,000 associates as of October 2016.

The company operates 410 stores in Canada, according to its website.