Home Depot in U.S. cuts some jobs

As consumers put off larger home improvement projects, The Home Depot has made some staff cuts, according to 11alive.com, an Atlanta news service. “Due to changes in our business, we eliminated a very small number of non-store roles,” the retailer said in a statement. “We are focused on doing the right thing and supporting our associates with separation packages, transitional benefits, and job placement support. We continue to be optimistic about the long-term opportunity in home improvement, and we’ll continue to invest in our customers, associates and the business.”

Home Depot’s action follows similar moves by other companies: Disney announced it will lay off up to 7,000 and Meta said in March it would lay off 10,000. Last week, RONA inc. in Canada cut 500 positions.