According to reports, maintenance staff at Walmart stores across Canada were told earlier week that their positions are being eliminated.
The company says that it is moving its store-cleaning services to a private contractor, Montreal-based Modern Cleaning Concept.
One anonymous employee who spoke to Castanet, said that all the maintenance staff were fired with little support and told that they could apply for another job within the store if available.
A spokesperson for the company says that some of their associates "have been impacted as a result of these changes," and claims that the company is helping those affected find other work.
Walmart Workers Canada can confirm that the layoffs are Canada wide. More to come.
See more: Walmart cleaning staff fired (via Castanet)