Walmart to cut 7,000 jobs

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Walmart plans to cut 7,000 back-office positions as part of an ongoing program to reduce office and administrative jobs in its U.S. stores.

Most of the positions are in accounting and invoicing, and these employees will be offered a front store, customer-facing position.

The retailer said it will cut similar positions in all stores nationally as the focus shifts to customer service and adding more associates to the sales floor.

Many of the affected jobs are among the higher-paid positions at stores, and these roles are increasingly being automated.

Still, Walmart has been raising wages and adding employee training programs.