Walmart has hired 200,000 workers during coronavirus pandemic

Source: The Hill | April 30, 2020 | John Bowden

Walmart announced Thursday that it has hired 200,000 workers across the U.S. amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Company executive Donna Morris said in a statement that Walmart was “humbled” to have been able to hire thousands for part-time or full-time positions during the pandemic, at a time when many businesses across the country have shuttered, forcing millions into unemployment.

“[W]e’ve fulfilled our commitment to hire 200,000 associates in our stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers, since March 19. We are humbled to be able to give an opportunity to so many Americans to work, often serving as a bridge for employment, while helping Walmart better serve customers during this time of increased demand,” Morris said.

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The company had initially planned to make 150,000 new hires by the end of May.

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  •  EVERYDAY #38611

    Walmart has slowly improved its customer service after being overwhelmed by the demand for curbside pickup and delivery once the virus hit and states issued stay-at-home orders. I’m finding that Walmart has surpassed my local supermarket in making adjustments and improvements. Hiring temporary help is making a difference.

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