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Home Depot plans cuts to store-level HR staff

Home Depot unveiled plans on April 4 to cut approximately 970 human resources positions in an effort to reorganize store-level staffing.

The company said it plans to use cost-savings from the move to put more staff members on store floors.

In January, Home Depot announced layoffs of about 10 percent of the company’s employee base at its Atlanta headquarters, around 500 employees in all. Those reductions came from all sides of the company and also were intended to add funds for more employees on the floor at individual stores.

The cuts to HR staff are expected to be implemented effective May 1.

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