The retail giant handed out the pink slips earlier Tuesday, with both management and non-management positions affected.

It says the positions being eliminated are at the head office and in field management.

"The changes are designed to create a more efficient organizational structure as the company positions itself competitively for the future," Andrew Pelletier, the company's vice-president of corporate affairs and sustainability, said in an emailed statement.

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