Attention! Walmart will hire 50 thousand workers before May
Walmart plans to hire more than 50 workers in the United States this spring.
America's largest retailer said in a statement Wednesday that the jobs will be filled at its stores, clubs, campuses and supply chain facilities.
The company plans to hire new workers by the end of its current quarter, which ends in April, The Wall Street Journal first reported.
Last year, Walmart hired about 5500 pharmacists and pharmacy managers, more than 13 pharmacy technicians and about 000 truck drivers.
The company employed 1,6 million workers in the United States as of the end of March 2021, according to Walmart's most recent annual report.
In a tight job market, Walmart increased employee pay to $16.40 an hour and up to $30 an hour in "select roles and markets." Now you have this need to open 50 thousand new jobs.
Meanwhile, Target recently announced that it will increase the starting salary for workers in some positions to $24.
Walmart's rival said the raise will apply to hourly workers at its discount stores, supply chain facilities and headquarters.
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The moves come amid an ongoing shortage of workers in the retail industry, in part caused by the pandemic, as companies across the board struggle to retain and hire more workers.
“In addition to the health risks, uncertainty and stress of working during a pandemic, many service sector workers continue to deal with chronically unpredictable and unstable work schedules,” according to a recent report by the Shift Project, a joint venture of Harvard University and the University of California, San Francisco.
Author: Patricia Chung 6:32 pm