Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) said on Wednesday it plans to hire 20,000 employees spread across its supply chain network to tide over the upcoming holiday shopping rush.
What Happened: The new jobs will be permanent positions but a mix of full-time and part-time roles.
The supply chain roles will be spread in over 250 distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation offices and include a wide range of roles such as order fillers, freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and management positions.
The Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart will hold special hiring days on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 to fill the positions. The average wage for a supply chain associate is $20.37 per hour, Walmart said.
Why It Matters: The move comes as retailers battle labor shortages and stressed global supply chains while economies gradually reopen with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Price Action: Walmart shares closed 0.27% higher at $148.10 on Tuesday.
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