Walmart, the largest retailer in the country, has announced the elimination of up to 1,500 jobs in some 500 locations across the country.Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg said the jobs are back-office jobs such as accounting and other positions, and the cuts affect about 1,500 jobs, or two or three people per store. Not all those employees will be let go, however, as most will be offered a position elsewhere in the stores. One of Walmart’s goals, Lundberg said, is to get as many of its 1.4 million workers as possible out on the floor meeting and dealing with customers. The move comes as Walmart puts in place a new campaign to upgrade stores and enlarge online offerings. “We are spending a lot of time trying to bring enthusiasm back to the stores,” Walmart’s chief merchandising officer for its U.S. stores said to the media early in June. “We have the opportunity to re-imagine retail, again, so that’s what we’re out to do,” the retailer’s CEO added during the same press conference. Wow it looks like the fight for $15 is even destroying America's richest company. Since these are office jobs for the most part, you only have to realize that $15 an hour is affecting the higher paying skilled jobs at Wal-Mart. It is odd though that the biggest money making company in the country has to even cut jobs. For even in a time of major financial crisis, Wal-Mart brings in hundreds of billions of dollars in profits every year. If you want absolute proof the economy is failing miserably, all you have to do is wait for the Wal-Mart cuts. The giant retailer cutting jobs is the ultimate sign something bad is coming for the economy.