laying off workers cant be good for anyone especially part time workers being layed off it means less sales which will mean less profit and its hard to find help now if you layoff more workers it means more customers are going to go to the competition
Try about half that amount. 900 part time workers at about $450 a month x 3 months= $1.2 million for the next quarter. Also, in a local paper, Supervalu claims the lay offs will allow them to lower prices. So what happens to profits then?
Hmmm...normally I would agree with the comments here but since these are part time folks, it coujld actually signal an increase in outlay. The work these folks did is not going away - so it will have to be covered by existing staff - either full time folks or other part timers (and this may lead to more overtime).
If they had closed a bunch of stores or made some reductions in force for salaried workers, then I woujld probably agree. A caveat here is that they may be able to avoid severance (depending on union rules and issues).
I think management may have realized that they had too many associates who aren't needed...easy queueing analysis would show that. I don't think part time workers are protected by unions, and even then, my guess is that they have accepted the positions at the store's terms...so too bad, they would have to find another job.