Headlines Walmart Lays Off 258 Optical Manufacturing Workers Published 2 years ago on July 22, 2018 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet The jobs are being cut in Arkansas and Indiana. Walmart is laying off workers at its optical manufacturing laboratories in Fayetteville, AR, and Crawfordsville, IN, Talk Business & Politics reports. The cuts will total 150 in Fayetteville and 108 in Crawfordsville, according to the publication. The Fayetteville facility has about 600 workers and has been operating for 23 years. Walmart told the publication in a statement that it was reducing staff “in response to changing business needs,” with the goal of ensuring “we have the right people in the right place at the right time.” The company said it hopes many of the workers can be kept on in other roles. This isn’t the first time Walmart has cut staff in one of its optical manufacturing facilities. It laid off 91 employees of its Dallas Optical Center in 2016 as a “result of more automation,” according to Talk Business & Politics. Advertisement Read more at Talk Business & Politics Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Optometrist’s Run on ‘MasterChef’ Cooking Show Ends Don't Miss Optometry School Wins Accreditation Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY TOPCON HEALTHCARE Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Now more than ever, you need to grow your practice beyond your physical location and deliver quality eye exams from virtually anywhere. Topcon RDx® is an innovative ocular telehealth platform that allows you to connect to your office remotely and conduct comprehensive eye exams, without sacrificing the quality care you provide. You may like Promoted Headlines Ray-Ban® Authentic Essilor Get More with Essilor Essilor 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR. Essilor Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases20 hours ago 2020 Holiday Sales Grew 8% Despite Pandemic, NRF Reports Sponsored Content1 day ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Headlines3 days ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Press Releases3 days ago ReFocus Eye Health Partners with Eye Center of Southern Connecticut Press Releases6 days ago DrChrono Expands Leadership Team and Celebrates Growth With Appointment of New SVP of Engineering and SVP of Revenue America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Before You Start America's Finest 2019 Entries3 weeks ago America’s Finest: Get Your Contest Entry in Great Shape America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Basic Info and Stats America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: You Gotta Stand Out from the Crowd America's Finest 2019 Entries2 weeks ago America’s Finest: Photos Really Are Worth at Least a Thousand Words Sponsored Content1 day ago Ray-Ban® Authentic Sponsored Content7 days ago Get More with Essilor Sponsored Content1 month ago Perform Refraction from Anywhere with RDx Headlines3 months ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines3 months ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery1 week ago 12 Images That Show Why Zionsville Eyecare in Zionsville, IN, Was Named One of America’s Finest Optical Retailers Press Releases1 week ago EnChroma Names Vision Industry Veteran Erik Ritchie as CEO Headlines3 days ago Eyecare Center Offers Free Laser Surgery for NFL Referee After Controversial Call Headlines6 days ago Massachusetts ODs Win Right to Treat Glaucoma Sponsored Content7 days ago Get More with Essilor Columns6 days ago 2021 Is a New Year… Let’s Make Your Marketing New, Too! Press Releases1 week ago Eco Helps Trees for the Future Reach 200M Trees Sponsored Content1 week ago 360° SUPPORT. 365 DAYS A YEAR.