Lowe’s Cos. shifting more staff to HQ

MOORESVILLE, N.C. ― Lowe’s Cos. is set to cut more than 200 jobs in the Charlotte, N.C., area, while about 600 full-time workers will transfer from Wilkesboro to the company’s Mooresville head office. “This will bring teams that perform similar functions together, supporting greater collaboration and business performance,” a spokesperson told Business Insider. “Wilkesboro continues to be a contact centre and central production office, which employ more than 1,300 associates.” The layoffs are the second round this year to affect a cross-dock terminal: in January, some 80 employees were laid off in the Charleston area as the company leans increasingly on third-party vendors.