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Lowe’s to Offer Paid Family Leave

paid family leave

The 20 largest employers in the U.S. all offer some form of paid family leave, now that Lowe’s announced it will provide 10 weeks of paid leave to new birth mothers, The New York Times reports. Effective May 1, the big-box …

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Sears Layoffs Hit Corporate Workers

Sears

Sears recently laid off more than 200 corporate workers as part of “ongoing restructuring,” according to the Chicago Tribune. The layoffs “affected various business units and roles across the organization,” a Sears spokesman says in the Chicago Tribune article from Jan. 31. Sears …

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Home Depot to Sell Tesla Solar Panels, Batteries

solar

The Home Depot will sell Tesla solar panels and batteries in dedicated spaces in 800 retail locations, Bloomberg reports. The installations of the retail spaces are already underway and will be completed within the first half of the year, the …

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Chatting With Lowe’s, Courtesy of Apple

Business Chat

When Apple announced details of its not-yet-released iOS operating system this month, the name Lowe’s popped up as a partner in a new feature called Business Chat. That new feature will offer an avenue for Lowe’s to offer customer service …

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LED Lighting Helps Walmart Save $100M

LED lighting

Walmart has saved more than $100 million in energy costs after installing more than 1.5 million LED light fixtures at its stores, industry publication Electric Light & Power reports. The company announced its energy savings at the National Retail Federation’s …

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Walmart to Cut 1,000 Corporate Jobs

Walmart

Walmart is planning to slash more than 1,000 corporate jobs this month, The Wall Street Journal reports. The news comes shortly after the big-box retailer announced plans to raise its hourly minimum wage and close 63 Sam’s Club locations. “We’ve …

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Walmart to Close 63 Sam’s Club Locations, Lay Off Thousands

Sam's Club

Walmart unexpectedly announced it is closing 63 Sam’s Club locations across the U.S., potentially impacting up to 11,000 workers, Business Insider reports. According to Business Insider, many employees were unaware of the store closures until showing up for shifts to …

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Walmart Raises Its Minimum Wage, Gives Bonuses

minimum wage

Walmart has announced plans to raise its starting wage for hourly associates to $11. In many states, that boost in the starting wage will be higher than the legally required minimum wage. The retailer is also offering a one-time bonus …

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