Lowe’s is laying off thousands of workers. Layoffs will include assemblers, who put together items like grills and patio furniture. The company will also cut maintenance and facility-service jobs, such as janitors. The company said it is outsourcing those positions to third-party companies. Lowe’s operates more than 1,700 stores in the United States including one in Henry County. As of February 1, Lowe’s employed approximately 300,000 full and part-time employees. The company is also slashing inventory.