Walmart reportedly reducing number of pharmacy employees

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Walmart reportedly reducing number of pharmacy employees

07/01/2019

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.