Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said on Wednesday it will cut 4,400 jobs at its U.S. headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, amid a widening supply chain crisis.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company said the moves are part of a plan to address a lack of staffing and improve customer service.
“The company will not be able to meet demand for its products and services in the current environment,” Walmart said in a statement.
“The company is taking these actions in order to focus on improving our supply chain and supply chain readiness.”
Walmart has been cutting jobs in the U.K., Canada and Europe in the past year, and announced in March it would close 1,200 stores by the end of the year.
It is also closing its U and F stores.
The company has been struggling to maintain its competitiveness with Amazon, which has been steadily increasing its online sales, and Walmart said it will be hiring workers to meet rising demand in its U- and F-stores.
Walmart’s announcement comes as other retailers have cut thousands of jobs in recent months, including Target, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Walgreens Boots Alliance.