Walmart will hire 150 thousand new employees due to coronavirus

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is experiencing difficulties with delivery of goods to customers due to the crisis with the coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The network decided to increase the number of its employees, reports USA Today.

Walmart наймет 150 тысяч новых сотрудников из-за коронавируса

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The retail giant said that by the end of may he will hire 150,000 new employees to work in stores, warehouses and distribution centers, and implementation. According to a press release, these jobs will be temporary, but in the future many people will be employed on a permanent basis.

“We know that millions of Americans, who usually work at this time, currently temporarily unemployed. And at the same time, we are now seeing a high demand in our stores,” said President and CEO of Walmart Doug Mcmillon.

Walmart also plans to reward hourly employees with amount of more than $365 million in monetary awards “for their hard work and dedication” during the crisis in the national health care.

The ad appeared the next day after Walmart second time in a week said that reducing the opening hours of the store due to the spread of the disease COVID-19.

At Walmart said that he appealed to sectoral unions representing restaurants and hospitality, to contribute to the hiring of temporary workers and provide them with different kind of support.

For cashiers and storekeepers usually a two week process of filing applications for employment will be reduced to 24 hours. The availability of jobs can be checked on

Retailers, including Amazon and Kroger, also increase the number of employees ranging from warehouse staff to the cashiers. As for Americans, mostly in their homes because of concerns about disease COVID-19, employees service and maintenance are increasingly becoming indispensable.

Amazon says it will hire 100,000 workers to assist in the online delivery in the United States and increase the minimum wage to at least $ 17 per hour until April.

Bonuses for hourly workers against Walmart

All hourly employees in American stores, warehouses, offices Walmart as of March 1 are eligible for bonuses that will be paid on 2 April. Hourly employees working full time will receive $ 300, and those who are on part-time work will receive $ 150, said in the company’s announcement of 19 March.

According to representatives of Walmart, quarterly bonuses in the amount of $180 million will be paid to employees a month earlier.

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