Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to cut more than 1,000 corporate jobs, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The cuts are expected to be broad-based and focused primarily on employees at the company’s Bentonville, Ark., headquarters, the report said. The cuts are expected to be completed by the end of the company’s fiscal year on Jan. 31. The report quoted a Wal-Mart spokesman saying that the company has been looking at its “structure for some time as we explore ways to operate more effectively,” without confirming that job cuts are planned this month.
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