Walmart will require most of its U.S.-based technology staff to return to their assigned offices for at least two days each week, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
The retailer is also closing its technology hubs in Carlsbad, Cali., Portland, Ore. and Austin, Tex. As part of the office closures, Walmart is asking hundreds of workers to relocate to one of the organization’s other tech hubs. However, some workers will be allowed to become full-time remote workers, said a spokesperson, noting those who choose to leave will be given severance pay.
Walmart is one of many companies returning employees to the office over the past year. Just last week, video game developer Activision Blizzard announced it’s requiring all employees to work in-office three days per week by July 10, according to a report by Fortune.
And in January, Starbucks Corp. said it will require its traditionally office-based employees to work from the workplace at least three days per week and the Walt Disney Co. said it will require its white-collar employees to work onsite four days per week beginning in March.