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Walmart employee Dayngel Fernandez works in the produce department stocking shelves at a Walmart store on February 19, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The Walmart company announced Thursday that it will raise the wages of its store employees to $10 per hour by next February, bringing pay hikes to an estimated 500,000 workers. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Wal-Mart is expected to cut 7,000 back-office store jobs, according to a report Thursday.
The jobs are a sign the company is trying to be more efficient, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The company has more than 4,600 locations in the United States and 11,500 total retail units. The company employs 1.5 million workers in the United States.
The jobs in question include accounting and invoicing jobs, according to The Wall Street Journal.