Walmart hiring 5,000 a day in U.S.

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas – Walmart reports it is hiring over 5,000 new workers a day in the U.S.

In March the retailer committed to hiring more than 150,000 new associates by the end of May to help it meet the demand due to the pandemic. With over a million applicants, it reached the goal in less than a month – more than six weeks ahead of schedule.

Now it has announced another 50,000 job openings in its stores, clubs, fulfillment and distribution centres in temporary support roles.

Walmart worked with more than 70 companies that have laid off staff. It has hired people from restaurant and hospitality industries and other retailers.

Of the associates hired, approximately 85 percent are being hired into temporary or part-time roles. While many of these associates want temporary employment that serves as a bridge during this time, the company also expects others to convert to permanent roles.