Wal-Mart Stores Inc
The jobs are mainly being eliminated in its corporate support divisions, like legal, finance, information systems and human resources.
In a memo to employees, CEO Mike Duke said in deciding which jobs to cut, managers were asked to look for opportunities to eliminate duplication and reduce costs.
Wal-Mart's current fiscal year began on February 1, and in January, the retailer announced a reorganization of its U.S. operations. It also said it would close 10 money-losing Sam's Club stores and cut 12,700 jobs in its warehouse club division.
A spokesman said the retailer did not expect to record any charges for the latest round of job cuts.
(Reporting by Nicole Maestri; editing by Gunna Dickson)