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Walmart lays off 150 in Fayetteville

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Walmart has laid off 150 people in Fayetteville, Arkansas, near its Bentonville headquarters.

The layoffs were made at a optical lab in the northwest Arkansas city, according to the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

"In response to changing business needs, we are making adjustments at our Walmart optical lab in Fayetteville to help ensure we have the right people in the right place at the right time," Walmart officials said in a statement. "We are committed to helping the associates impacted by this decision take advantage of new opportunities and are hopeful that we will be able to help many of the associates find other roles at nearby Walmart stores or Sam’s Clubs."

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