Report: Walmart Eliminating 7,000 Store Backroom Positions

Walmart is eliminating about 7,000 backroom positions to make its store operations more efficient, the Wall St. Journal reported on Thursday, September 1. The reductions will focus on invoicing and accounting jobs.

A spokesperson for Walmart told the Journal that employees impacted by the decision will be shifted to other parts of the retailer’s store operations. The decision to eliminate the positions is seen as an effort by Walmart to streamline store operations and expand the presence of employees on the selling floor.

A call to Walmart by was not immediately returned.