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7-Eleven Lays Off Nearly 900

The Speedway integration leads to operational, field, support staff consolidation, the retailer confirms.

Retailers

Grocers Added Jobs in June As Unemployment Rate Holds at 3.6%

The labor force participation rate reversed course, inching down to 62.2%, as wages rose 5.1% year over year.

With the right technology in place, stores have more opportunities than ever to empower staff and attract new talent, writes retail strategy executive Arvin Jawa

"This announcement speaks to our bench strength of talent," Walmart Canada CEO Horacio Barbeito says in naming a new chief people officer and two new additions to the retailer's leadership team.

The retailer is extending its doula-service coverage, introduced last year in Georgia, to employees on a Walmart medical plan in three additional states.

Federal safety authorities are advising employers to follow a combination of common-sense practices and precautions tailored to their workplace.

Walmart Inc. also is instituting a progressive wage model that will boost techs' pay up to $4 more per hour over four years.

The retailer, whose Walmart Foundation recently provided a $500,000 grant to PFLAG, is launching an LGBTQ+ Officer Caucus and says associates can now self-identify their gender identity and pronouns.

The multimillion-dollar investment will assist associates "with the rising cost of living,” the grocer said.

Company says it has seen “strong momentum building over the last two years.”

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