Walmart to hire another 20,000
Walmart said Wednesday it will hire 20,000 seasonal employees who will help pack and ship online purchases at its fulfillment centers as it anticipates more holiday shopping to shift online during the coronavirus pandemic.
Since March, the world’s biggest retailer has hired more than 500,000 employees across its U.S. stores and supply chain to keep up with demand for everything from groceries to hair color and bicycles.
In a news release Wednesday, Walmart said it will stretch Black Friday sales throughout the holiday season and have more deals online, rather than squeezing them into a single day that jams up stores — though it shared few details about specific offers.
“Over the past six months, our customers have been shopping differently, and we expect that will continue into the most important shopping season of the year — the holidays,” said Scott McCall, chief merchandising officer