Walmart to employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season

Walmart will employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season. Plus, it promises a ‘totally new Black Friday experience’ with tra...

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  • Walmart will employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season.
  • Plus, it promises a ‘totally new Black Friday experience’ with traditional deals and more deals online.
  • Walmart’s special shopping hours for seniors and the most vulnerable were also extended until further notice.

Walmart is preparing for a different holiday season but with unmissable deals amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as published USA TODAY.

In order to comply with everything, the retail giant will employ 20,000 workers new temporary for your e-commerce fulfillment centers, including order pickers and electrical equipment operators.

Additionally, last week, Walmart announced that it would give an hourly raise to approximately 165,000 workers by introducing new leadership roles and “cross-training opportunities.”

Over the past six months, Walmart says it has hired more than 500,000 new employees across the company “to ensure the retailer can provide essential items to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The retail giant announced plans Wednesday to meet demands for an increase in online shopping, the availability of gifts and how it is preparing stores for “safe shopping.”

Walmart “promises a whole new Black Friday experience” and says it will “spread traditional Black Friday savings throughout the season” with more deals available online.

Temporary positions are posted en www.walmartcareers.com/fcjobs and they can also be requested by sending a text message to FC at 240240.

The initial hourly rate for seasonal jobs will range from $ 15.75 to $ 23.75 depending on location, position and hours. Work begins immediately and continues until January 1. Some positions could be converted to regular jobs, according to the statement.

Greg Smith, executive vice president of supply chain for Walmart in the US, said in a press release that as more shoppers “turn to the internet for shopping, we want to make sure we are staffed and ready to help deliver. that special gift to your loved ones while still meeting the daily needs of our customers. “

Walmart to employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season

Walmart will employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season. Getty photo

Walmart to employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season

Thanksgiving has been considered the start of the holiday shopping season and Black Friday kicks off this race for deals and products that has been waiting all year.

And this year, despite the changes in everyone’s lives from the pandemic, it will be no different.

Scott McCall, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Walmart in the US, said in the statement that customers have been shopping differently for the past six months and it is expected to continue into the holiday season.

“We have heard from our customers that many plan to start their holiday shopping long before Black Friday and are looking for gifts that fit their current lifestyle,” McCall said.

“So we adjusted our strategy to accommodate these new shopping preferences: we offer more of what they want now, before ever, and all at the best prices,” he added.

Walmart Announces It Is “Increasing The Availability Of Unexpected Holiday Gifts That Reflect Lifestyles In This ‘New Normal,’ Including Sportswear, Family Sleepwear And Sleepwear, Outdoor Grills, Bicycles And Exercise Equipment and outdoor sports teams ”.

But the minorista says he has not forgotten traditional gifts, including electronic ones, with a “focus on televisions, laptops and video games” and will have more than 1,300 new toys. There will also be a greater variety of pet products and Walmart says it is “ready to sell more than 3 million comfortable pet beds.”

Walmart to employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season

Walmart will employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season. Illustrative photo ShutterStock

Walmart said its stores, including “Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets, will remain closed to customers overnight to give associates additional time to clean and sanitize stores and stock shelves.”

Last month, Walmart announced that most stores would close at 10 p.m. local time, an increase of 90 minutes. Hours of operation were cut twice in March amid the pandemic.

Walmart’s special shopping hours for seniors and the most vulnerable were also extended until further notice.

Face shields and masks, which Walmart began requiring nationwide on July 20, will continue to be necessary, in addition to current health protocols such as the safety distance between people.

Walmart to employ 20,000 workers for the holiday season

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