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Wal-Mart Canada laying off employees as part of store restructuring

Walmart is laying off employees as part of a store restructuring.

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Wal-Mart Canada is laying off an unspecified number of employees as it undergoes a restructuring.

Spokesman Alex Roberton would not disclose how many employees would lose their jobs. He denied a media report that 475 workers would be let go, saying the actual number is lower.

He said in a statement that the company has adjusted its store structure so associates can work across the entire store rather than a specific department.

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Wal-Mart Canada employed about 91,000 associates as of October 2016.

The company operates 410 stores in Canada, according to its website.

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