Sam’s Club Lays Off 10,000 People

by Katie Jeffries on January 24, 2010 at 6:53 am

Walmart says it’s cutting more than 10,000 jobs at Sam’s Club across the country and at least 15 of those are at the Zanesville location.

According to an unidentified source, the Sam’s Club on Northpointe Drive laid off between 15 and 18 people Sunday, completely getting rid of the demo department. The source tells WHIZ no one in the department was told ahead of time the cuts were coming. The individual says the employees were called in this morning at 8:00 a.m. and told the news. The world’s largest retailer says it’s outsourcing its product-sampling department to shopper events, a marketing company, and eliminating another unit. It’s also cutting its new business membership representative positions, affecting about 2 staffers per store. Earlier this month, Walmart closed 10 Sam’s Club stores, resulting in about 1,500 jobs being lost. Sam’s Club employs about 110,000 people.