On Monday September 28, Whole Foods Market revealed its plan to downsize its workforce nationwide over the next two months.

In an effort to keep up with competitors and abandon its “Whole Paycheck” reputation, the supermarket giant will be dropping about 1.6 percent of its positions, affecting around 1,500 in-store jobs.

According to Whole Foods Market Inc., most of the downsizings will come as a result of employees naturally leaving their positions. The chain is hoping that workers affected by the reduction will find other employment opportunities within the company, including approximately 2,000 currently open positions and jobs created by 100 new stores opening throughout the country. 

Published on WholeFoods Magazine, November 2015 (online 9/30/15)