Walmart Announces Plans To Meet The Changing Needs Of Customers This Holiday Shopping Season With 20K Rollout
- by Jenna Plasterer
BENTONVILLE, AR - The need for a fast, easy, and safe shopping experience is more prevalent today than ever, and retailers continue to rise to the challenge with unique new strategies. To prepare for holiday shopping trends that rely on online availability, Walmart plans to hire more than 20,000 seasonal associates in its e-commerce fulfillment centers across the country.
“The holidays are always a special time, and this year, we think the season will mean even more to our customers. As more of them turn to online shopping, we want to ensure we’re staffed and ready to help deliver that special gift to their loved ones while continuing to fulfill our customer’s everyday needs,” Greg Smith, Executive Vice President for Supply Chain, said. “We’re also proud to be able to continue to provide employment opportunities across the country when it’s needed most.”
Interested applicants can now visit the Walmart website or text “FC” to 240240 to apply for a variety of positions, including order fillers and power equipment operators, that begin at a starting hourly rate ranging from $15.75 up to $23.75 based on location, position, and schedule. Seasonal employment will begin immediately upon hiring with shifts scheduled as quickly as 48 hours from applying, and it will continue through January 1, 2021. In many instances, these positions will have the opportunity to convert to regular employment.
According to a press release, these seasonal positions in Walmart’s e-commerce fulfillment centers follow the company’s hiring of more than 500,000 new associates since March across its stores and supply chain locations to ensure the retailer could provide essential items to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. With these new hires over the last six months, its new seasonal associates, and ongoing hiring of full-time and part-time positions as needed in its stores, Walmart will be staffed and ready to serve customers for the holiday season.
To read more about Walmart's stratrgy to tackle the holidays, click here to read the press release. As the long-awaited holiday season continues to draw nearer, keep checking in on reports from ANUK.