Because Wal-Mart, a US retailer, did not consider involuntary layoffs as the best way to deal changes it sought an alternative solution when it decided to downsize its apparel business. The company managed the downsizing process with a deliberate approach and transferred many of the affected workers to other locations. These alternative steps ensured the company avoided the severance costs that many involuntary layoffs would have incurred....

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