Home Depot to Cut 1,000 Workers - TheStreet

(Home Depot article updated with Verizon layoffs.)

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Home Depot

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plans to lay off 1,000 employees as it cuts three pilot programs, according to a report.

About 900 of the layoffs will come from consolidating some support functions in human resources, finance and other divisions, the

Associated Press

reported.

The remainder of the cuts will come from the closure of a small-format pilot store, temporary hurricane recovery outlet in Mississippi and clearance outlet in Georgia.

The news comes on the heels of

Wal-Mart

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announcing over the weekend that it would slash 11,000 jobs at its Sam's Club chain.

Verizon

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also announced on Tuesday that it is eliminating 13,000 jobs, after it swung to a fourth-quarter loss.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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