Lowe's Announces Layoffs, Outsourcing Jobs To Third Parties

Aug 1, 2019

A number of Lowe’s workers across the U.S. will be losing their jobs, the home improvement company confirmed.

Spokeswoman Jackie Hartzell says Lowe’s is hiring third-party assemblers to replace workers who put together products like grills and patio furniture.

"We are moving to third-party assemblers and facility services to allow Lowe’s store associates to spend more time on the sales floor serving customers. Associates who were in these positions will be given transition pay and have the opportunity to apply for open roles at Lowe’s."

The job cuts are underway, but the company is not releasing exactly how many employees are affected by this round of layoffs. Hartzell said this is because Lowe's expects to retain some employees in other roles.

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