Wal-Mart to cut 7,000 U.S. store back-office jobsStaff Writer | September 1, 2016
Wal-Mart Stores will cut about 7,000 back-office jobs, mostly in accounting and invoicing positions at its U.S. stores.
Lost jobs Wal-Mart Stores employs about 1.5 million people
The move is part of Wal-Mart's efforts to have more employees on the sales floor, and the retailer is offering affected workers consumer-facing positions in stores.
In June, Wal-Mart had said it would cut back-office jobs in hundreds of stores and recently it launched a new system for scheduling workers at 650 U.S. stores in an effort to improve staffing levels during peak shopping times.
The company has also committed to investing $2.7 billion in programs that involve training its workforce and a series of wage hikes that took the minimum hourly pay for store workers to $10 an hour earlier this year.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the number of job cuts on Thursday. ■