Wal-Mart is said to be preparing a round of layoffs that could be announced as early as Friday.
According to the rumor, the layoffs will affect hundreds of employees at its Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters.
A company snoop says human resources has reserved most of the meeting rooms at the company’s headquarters, as well as small rooms typically reserved for supplier pitches.
The snoop says some department directors were also told to cancel travel this week and to make sure they were in the office on Friday.
Nearly 18,600 people work in Bentonville and the report claims around 500 workers will be handed a pink slip.
Rumors of potential layoffs have been a hot topic for months in the northwest Arkansas community.
Wal-Mart recently cut its earnings outlook and its second-quarter net income fell 15% from the previous year.