- Walmart said it will hire people to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers for the company.
- Walmart said: “These roles will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time,” Walmart said in a press release. “We’ve reached out to industry groups representing restaurants and hospitality to facilitate temporary roles that can be a bridge for their employees during this difficult time.”
- Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart: “We know millions of Americans who are usually employed at this time are temporarily out of work, and at the same time we’re currently seeing strong demand in our stores. We’re looking for people who see Walmart as a chance to earn some extra money and perform a vital service to their community.”
Some cash bonuses could come too.
Walmart will be handing out cash bonuses to employees, too, according to CNN.
- Full-time hourly workers will receive $300.
- Part-time workers will get $150.
- Bonuses and special payouts will be dished out earlier than usual. The payouts will total $500 million.