Walmart says it’s hiring about 5,000 people a day as it tries to keep up with surging demand and the flood of customers amid the coronavirus pandemic
- Walmart has hired 50,000 employees since March 19, when the company announced a hiring push to meet surging demand from the coronavirus pandemic.
- Walmart originally said it planned to add 150,000 employees through the end of May. The company said Tuesday that it “may easily surpass that number.”
- Amazon also recently launched a hiring push and said it received 50,000 applications in the 24 hours after announcing its plans.
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Walmart said Tuesday that the company is hiring roughly 5,000 people a day as it races to keep up with demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The company has hired nearly 50,000 new workers since March 19, when Walmart announced plans to add 150,000 employees through the end of May, according to Dan Bartlett, Walmart’s executive vice president of corporate affairs.
“We put the 150,000 out there,” Bartlett said Tuesday on a call with reporters, referring to the hiring target. “We may easily surpass that number … We’re at a pretty good clip right now.”
The roles Walmart is hiring for will initially be temporary, but many will convert to permanent roles over time.
As it ramps up its staff, Walmart has sped up hiring for …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]