Wal-Mart Reportedly Looking to Use More Part-Timers

New York City, Wal-Mart is pushing to create a cheaper, more flexible work force by capping wages, using more part-time workers and scheduling more staff on nights and weekends, The New York Times reported on Monday.

The report said that investment analysts and store managers say Wal-Mart executives have told them the company wants to transform its work force to 40% part-time from 20%. Wal-Mart denies it has a goal of 40% part-time workers, although company officials said part-timers now comprise 25% to 30% of its workers, up from 20% last October, according to The New York Times.