Of the 16,000 associates or employees to be affected, 10,000 will be in the United States. The company aims to place those associates in nearby Walmarts.But when that’s not possible, Walmart said it will provide the laid off associates with 60 days worth of pay as well as resume and interview skills training.The retail sector struggled mightily, and shares of Walmart fell 30%, last year.Walmart (WMT) had been reviewing the performance of its stores since October.”Closing stores is never an easy decision, but it is necessary to keep the company strong and positioned for the future,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart’s CEO. Supercenters and 10 new Sam’s Club stores”We are committed to growing, but we are being disciplined about it,” McMillon said.The closings represent just over 2% of the company’s 11,600 stores worldwide.
The assumption that the manufacture of textiles in prehistory was informed by the same functionalist notions of time, efficiency and utility governing capitalist production tends to preclude the kind of interpretations lavished by archaeologists on obviously non functional, so called ‘ritual’ activity. Such a ‘commonsense’ attitude would confine the study of prehistoric textiles to cataloguing, description and analysis of tool typologies and techniques. Yet, attempts to assess the evolutionary role of economic specialisation in social change to which studies of metallurgy have proved malleable, however technocentrici in focus with textile production, founder on its diffuse nature, perceived to be integrated within a range of taken for granted domestic tasks regarded as part of a woman’s daily routineii.
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