(NEWSnet) — Retail giant Walmart is laying off hundreds of employees at five of its e-commerce facilities across the U.S.

Walmart is shrinking its workforce as many retailers plan on roughly flat or declining sales. 

About 200 workers at Pedricktown, New Jersey, and hundreds of others at Fort Worth, Texas; Chino, California; Davenport, Florida; and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania were let go due to a reduction or elimination in evening and weekend shifts, the spokesperson said.

Walmart is apparently rethinking its online and in-person models and looking to increase efficiency by turning to automation.

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