Walmart wants back-office employees interacting with customers instead of doing paperwork.

Walmart Is Cutting 7,000 Office Jobs

Walmart Is Cutting 7,000 Office Jobs

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Sept. 1 2016 1:25 PM

Walmart Is Cutting 7,000 Office Jobs

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Walmart is making some big cuts.

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Walmart is cutting 7,000 office jobs from its retail stores.

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The positions, which involve invoicing and accounting in stores' back offices, are among the company's highest-paid hourly jobs. Sarah Nassauer at the Wall Street Journal first reported the cuts.

Walmart wants its back-office employees interacting with shoppers instead of doing paperwork, a Walmart spokeswoman told Business Insider.

Employees affected by the cuts will be shifted into customer-facing roles, such as the online pickup department or grocery department.

Some associates will see their pay drop, as a result. But not all associates' wages will change.

"There will be a a mix, depending on the new roles," the spokeswoman said. "Some will see higher pay, some might see a slight decrease."

Instead of having workers in each store manage paperwork, those duties will be automated or shifted to the company's home office in Bentonville, Arkansas.