Just how bad is it? WALMART cutting 11,200 JOBS!!!
I don't think that the Demo Folks at Costco are store employees, either. WMT / Sam's Club choosing to outsource does mean that while it may be a more efficient use of company cash (as in lower pay and shorter hours) the folks doin' the demos won't have as much personally invested.
Looks like we should all be a buyin' the outsource co. stock. Ticker symbol anyone? It's probably private, or a non profit.
Neither Walmart nor the outsourcing firms are really hiring in the truest sense of the word these days. Instead, unpaid and indefinite internships are the rule rather than the exception at the same time that King Dumba$$ and his cronies in Congress steal $400K and $175K annual salaries from taxpayers.