Walmart to add robots, people could lose jobs

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It looks like robots will have a hand in keeping the world’s largest retailer running.

Walmart announced on Tuesday it’s adding thousands of new robots to its stores. The so-called smart assistants will clean floors, scan shelf inventory and sort deliveries.

Walmart has already tested the technology in hundreds of stores over the past year.

The store admits the expansion will lead to certain jobs going away and some employee attrition over time.

Labor advocates worry this change could trigger layoffs in retail. Other retailers and grocery chains also plan to use robots in their stores.

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