Walmart to Hire More Than 3,500 Associates in Louisiana, Million in Special Bonuses Nationwide

Walmart's announcement yesterday regarding associate hiring in Louisiana:

  • ·In response to strong demand in stores, Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May. In Louisiana, Walmart plans to hire more than 3,500 associates to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

  • The highest concentration of hires will occur in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. We invite and strongly encourage those interested to apply by visiting or text ‘jobs’ to 240240 to get started. They may apply today and start today.

  • Additionally, in case you missed it yesterday, Walmart made other big announcements including:

  • As a reward for their hard work and dedication to serving customers during this unprecedented health crisis, Walmart will provide more than $365 million in cash bonuses to hourly associates in the U.S. Every hourly associate employed by the company as of March 1 will qualify, and it will pay out on April 2.

  • In addition, the company will accelerate the next scheduled quarterly bonus for associates a month early. The early bonus payout will add up to $180 million nationwide.

  • As a reminder, these steps are in addition to last week’s announcement of a new COVID-19 emergency leave policy that provides support to associates if they are impacted by the coronavirus.

The full release can be found here.

The latest information on how Walmart is responding to COVID-19 can be found here.

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