Walmart plans to hire 150K new associates, plans to provide a special cash bonus

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 15:21:01-04

Walmart announced it plans to hire 150,000 U.S. hourly workers for its stores and distribution centers through the end of May.

The company also announced they will be giving all its hourly employees cash bonuses.

The roles will be temporary at first but many will convert to permanent jobs, said Walmart spokesman Dan Bartlett. The company also stated they will reaching out to other industry groups impacted by the pandemic to “to facilitate temporary roles that can be a bridge for their employees during this difficult time.”

Each full-time hourly employee will receive a $300 cash bonus while each part-time employee will get $150, according to a statement from the company. The company plans to hand out the bonuses on April 2.

Along with cash bonuses, the company said scheduled quarterly bonuses will be accelerated.