Walmart reportedly reducing number of pharmacy employees

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Walmart reportedly reducing number of pharmacy employees


Walmart is making some changes as the nation’s healthcare landscape continues to evolve.

The discounter is reducing the number of its U.S. pharmacy employees by about 3%, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. A separate report by Bloomberg said that, according to various sources, these cuts could include as much as 40% of senior pharmacy staff, as well as some new hires and part-time associates.

“We are aligning our staffing with the demands of the business to consistently serve our customers now and in the future,” Walmart said in a statement. “As we continue to position our business, we are making some adjustments in health and wellness that will impact approximately 3% of our pharmacy associates. We’re actively working to place these associates in other open positions.”

The move is part of a “transformational journey” as the company invests in key growth areas, Walmart said in the statement.