Article Date 24/09/2020

Walmart Plans to Hire 20,000 Holiday Staff to Meet Online Demand

Source Financial Post

(Bloomberg) - Walmart Inc. will recruit more than 20,000 workers ahead of the U.S. holidays to prepare for an expected surge in online shopping amid the pandemic, its first large seasonal hiring in five years.

The world's biggest retailer is readying itself for a holiday e-commerce battle with Amazon.com Inc. by bringing on more seasonal staff to handle online orders at its U.S. distribution centers. The beginning hourly rate is $15.75 and goes up to $23.75, the company said in a press release Wednesday.

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