I am a CPR in North America. A GVP in the know in HD's org gave me the heads up that the ECA's management will be consolidating this quarter and moving to pooled model (mimicking the hubs). This means the ranks of AL, LW, RL, EU will be less. They will also use this to cull out some bottom feeders.
This GVP did confirm the earlier post of the whole ECA group being blow up and moving to the hubs, but that some of the managers will be offered management positions if relocating to the hubs. Because of salary differential between hub staff and field staff, the only path for field ECAs to stay employed is to relocated to hub and take a significant pay cut.
Without field SCs, I don't know how any CPR will stay, and this ECA cut will have a trickle effect in forcing out CPRs and KADs.