After Amazon, Walmart to hire 150,000 workers as coronavirus outbreak boosts online orders

Walmart said it was implementing a new process to “dramatically expedite” hiring for key roles, such as cashiers and stockers, adding that the usual two-week application cycle would be reduced to a 24-hour process.

Reuters March 20, 2020 09:21:41 IST
After Amazon, Walmart to hire 150,000 workers as coronavirus outbreak boosts online orders

Walmart Inc said on Thursday it would hire more than 150,000 hourly workers in the United States, citing a jump in shoppers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rival Amazon.com Inc made a similar move earlier this week, announcing it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States as the virus outbreak boosts online orders.

Walmart also said it plans to pay a special cash bonus of $300 to full-time hourly workers and $150 to part-time associates. The company will accelerate the next scheduled quarterly bonus, it said.

After Amazon Walmart to hire 150000 workers as <span class=coronavirus outbreak boosts online orders" width="380" height="285" />

Walmart. Representational image. AFP

The 150,000 new workers being hired through the end of May will work in Walmart’s stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers, the company said, adding that they would be temporary at first but many would convert to permanent roles over time.

“Walmart associates have gone above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers during these unprecedented times,” President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said.

A rush to stores by shoppers fearing quarantines or product shortages has cleared shelves, prompting retailers to boost stock of food and hygienic items, and have employees on hand for in-store work or delivery.

Walmart said it was implementing a new process to “dramatically expedite” hiring for key roles, such as cashiers and stockers, adding that the usual two-week application cycle would be reduced to a 24-hour process.

Updated Date:

also read

RPSC Student Lecturer (Commerce) 2018 marks declared; steps to check score on rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in
India

RPSC Student Lecturer (Commerce) 2018 marks declared; steps to check score on rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in

The exam for paper 1 of RPSC School Lecturer was conducted on 9 January, 2020, and paper II for Commerce was conducted on 10 January, 2020

Nagma tests positive for coronavirus days after receiving first dose of vaccine, goes into home quarantine
Entertainment

Nagma tests positive for coronavirus days after receiving first dose of vaccine, goes into home quarantine

Nagma, in a tweet, urged everyone to be cautious, even if they have been vaccinated.

Bank of Baroda recruitment 2021: Vacancies open for 511 HR posts; check bankofbaroda.in for details
India

Bank of Baroda recruitment 2021: Vacancies open for 511 HR posts; check bankofbaroda.in for details

The last date to apply is 29 April. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria, age limit, and other important details on the official website