Wal-Mart cuts about 11,200 Sam's Club staffers

FILE - In this June 4, 2009 file photo, associates ready samples in front of a case of Angus beef at a Sam's Club in Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 said it is cutting more than 10,000 jobs at Sam's Club, representing about 9 percent of the warehouse club operator's staff, as it outsources its product-sampling department to marketing company Shopper Events and eliminates another unit. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)

January 24, 2010 5:30:43 PM PST
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will cut about 11,200 jobs at Sam's Club warehouses as it turns over the task of in-store product demonstrations to an outside marketing company.