Walmart to hire 150,000 U.S. store workers ahead of holiday season

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  • Walmart said Wednesday that it plans to hire about 150,000 new US store employees, mostly permanent and full-time, to prepare for the busy holiday season.
  • The US retailer also said it would offer additional hours to many of its store employees during this period.
  • Rival Target also said it would provide more working hours for its retail employees.

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Walmart said Wednesday that it plans to hire about 150,000 new US store employees, mostly permanent and full-time, to prepare for the busy holiday season.

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The US retailer also said it would offer additional hours to many of its store employees during this period, with rival Target also saying it would provide more working hours for its retail employees amid labor shortages in the country.

Retailers are offering pay increases and other incentives to retain employees to ensure they have enough employees during the holiday shopping season, which begins the day after Thanksgiving and the beginning of January. continues in.

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Walmart implemented three pay increases this year, with the US average hourly wage now at $16.40. It also offers other benefits similar to many of its rivals such as no-cost college tuition.

Walmart previously announced that it would hire 20,000 employees in permanent roles at its supply chain facilities as people increasingly embrace curbside pickup and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Target last week said it was hiring more store fulfillment specialists to better support in-store pickup and a service where store employees bring in customer orders for their cars.

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