Lowe’s is continuing to reduce its U.S. staff, confirming Aug. 3 layoffs of “an undisclosed number of delivery workers nationwide” and the outsourcing of their work, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Lowe’s, which is headquartered near Charlotte in Mooreseville, North Carolina, told the Charlotte newspaper that the latest job cuts are a reaction to “‘the growing demand for timely delivery,’ including next-day delivery.”
The layoffs are at stores “in markets where the increased demand for delivery exceeds Lowe’s current capacity,” the article says.
The big-box retailer has already eliminated about 3,000 U.S. jobs this year, including in-store positions and corporate headquarters jobs, and moved others to India. Lowe’s operates more than 2,000 retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.