WAL-MART TO CUT 7000 BACK-OFFICE STORE JOBS
Wal-Mart is eliminating 7,000 positions in its back offices across the U.S., spokeswoman Deisha Barnett confirmed to CNBC on Thursday. The cuts, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, affect employees working in accounting and invoicing positions. The reductions will be rolled out over the next few months, and employees will be given the option to move into more customer-facing roles, Barnett said. The move follows a test earlier this summer at 500 stores, mostly west of Colorado, to eliminate three administrative jobs related to accounting and invoicing at each store.