With the increase in shoppers, the big-box retailer Walmart Inc. is in the process to hire more than 150,000 hourly workers.
This gives some sigh of relief amidst all the chaos caused by Coronavirus as online sales boost!
To appreciate its full-time workers, Walmart plans to pay a special cash bonus of US $ 300. Its part time associates will also get a bonus of US $ 150.
The company on Thursday announced that it will spend US $ 365 million to pay cash bonus to its hourly employees.
These new workers being enlisted through the end of May will work in stores, clubs, distribution and fulfilment centres owned by Walmart Inc.
Although these workers will be temporary at first, but as and when situation gets better, they would be converted to permanent employees.
In the words of Walmart Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon, the company’s associates have gone ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ to serve the customers as people prefer social distancing to prevent further spreading of virus.
Walmart said it was implementing a new process to ‘dramatically expedite’ hiring for key roles, such as cashiers and stockers, adding that the usual 2-week application cycle would be reduced to a 24-hour process.
The retailer is executing another procedure to significantly facilitate hiring for key jobs like cashiers and stockers. To complete this process as early as possible, the usual 14-day application cycle would be decreased to a 24-hour process.
Earlier this week, Amazon Inc. had also announced similar sort of a move to hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers.