(Yahoo! Finance) MICHAEL RUBINKAM March 1 2019 After more than a week of backlash Walmart is pledging to make every effort to find other roles for disabled workers whod accused the retailer of targeting them as it prepares to eliminate the people greeter job at 1000 stores. Greg Foran president and CEO of Walmarts U.S. stores said in a memo to store managers Thursday night that we are taking some specific steps to support greeters with disabilities. Walmart released the memo publicly. Walmart told greeters around the country last week that their positions were being eliminated in late April in favor of an expanded customer host role that involves not only welcoming customers but helping with returns checking receipts to help prevent shoplifting and keeping the front of the store clean. The position requires hosts to be able to lift heavy weights climb ladders and do other tasks. People with disabilities who have traditionally filled the greeter job at many stores accused Walmart of acting heartlessly. Outraged customers and others started online petitions formed Facebook support groups and called and emailed Walmart corporate to register their displeasure.
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