Walmart announced Thursday that it will begin hiring workers at its warehouse in the Seattle area.
The news comes as a wave of layoffs is sweeping through the retail industry.
As of July 20, more than 3,500 employees across Walmart, Costco, Target and Walmart are expected to be laid off.
Walmart has been cutting back on its stores and its supply chain since it began its “flexitopia,” a five-year plan to reduce its workforce by 30% to 40% by 2020.
In a statement, the retailer said it would be hiring about 10,000 workers to help maintain its workforce.
Wal-Mart will also be hiring at least 10,200 people in a new store-level job, the company said, as part to “flexitope.”
That will include “shelving” employees, which will be part of the company’s efforts to boost its workforce and reduce costs.
The company is also introducing a “sustainable living” program to help its employees live sustainably.
Walgreens announced that it would offer an “employee-focused program” that allows workers to live off-site and help the company manage costs and the costs of maintaining its stores.
In an interview with CNNMoney, Walgreen CEO John Manley said the program would help the retail giant boost its profits and its bottom line.
The move comes as Walmart’s stock has lost more than a third of its value in 2017, and has been struggling to grow its stores, as the economy slows down and people search for work.
Walton is a big player in the grocery industry, and its competitors have been slashing jobs to make up for a shortfall in the company.
It is also working to increase its workforce, and is trying to create a more diverse workforce by recruiting more women, African Americans and other ethnic groups.