"Walmart started aggressively cutting staff during the recession. Over the past five years- its total American workforce dropped by 120-000- even as the company opened more than 500 new U.S. stores. The result is longer check-out lines- backlogged inventory- and poor customer service — not to mention employee protests all over the country. Now- amid plunging sales and massive strikes- even Walmart has conceded it can't run a business on a skeleton crew. Over the next few months- the company will move 35-000 part-time workers to full-time- and another 35-000 temporary workers will become part-time staff."
The retail giant is moving more part-time workers to full-time status to appease complaints of empty shelves and long lines.