- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Online retailer Hayneedle informed some 200 workers at its Omaha headquarters Thursday that they will soon be out of a job there.

Hayneedle’s parent company, Walmart, told the Omaha World-Herald that about 100 local workers will remain employed and will be based at the Sarpy County call center. Those who are being laid off will get at least a 60-day notice and will be eligible to apply for other jobs within the Walmart organization.

A written statement from Walmart said the layoffs follow a decision to integrate the Hayneedle business and select functions within Walmart.com. The Hayneedle.com website will continue to operate, offering specialty home items, while Walmart.com will include access to Hayneedle’s private brands: Belham Living and Coral Coast, the statement said.

Hayneedle, which was founded in Omaha in 2002, had employed nearly 700 workers at three sites in Omaha in recent years. But last May, nearly 240 workers were laid off as part of a restructuring.

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