Walmart has announced that the company plans to hire 150,000 new U.S. store associates, most of them permanent, full-time positions, in anticipation of a busy holiday season.
“This will ensure we’re ready to help customers shop however they want, whether they’re in a store, using curbside pickup or shopping online,” Walmart Chief People Officer, Julie Murphy, wrote in a recent press release. “We’re always looking to add great talent to our incredible team of dedicated associates – the every day heroes who have been a constant force for good in their communities amidst the uncertainty of the past year. Before we know it, millions of customers will count on our team to help find those great gifts and holiday meals, and we’ll be ready.”
Walmart says that many of the company’s store associates like to pick up extra hours over the holiday season, and that it will continue to offer those opportunities. The company has also invested in associates by making three major wage increases over the past year, offering more full-time roles and paying 100% of their college tuition and books through Live Better U.
In addition to the 150,000 new associates in stores, Walmart has also announced plans to hire 20,000 associates in its supply chain facilities to permanent roles.
“I’m so thankful for our associates’ hard work and dedication, and I can’t wait to welcome new associates to our team,” Murphy added.