Walmart said it is looking to hire an additional 50,000 associates. The initiative is on top of hiring more than 150,000 new associates by the end of May, a goal which has already been reached, the company said.
Hiring will be across stores, clubs, fulfillment and distribution centers. These hires will primarily be temporary associates and will support current associates and customers in locations with specific needs. In stores and clubs, the company will continue to hire key roles, such as cashiers, stockers and personal shoppers. In distribution centers and fulfillment centers, the company will hire additional fillers and pickers, as well as more drivers to its fleet.
To hire new associates, Walmart said it has also worked with more than 70 companies that have furloughed workers, including the restaurant and hospitality industries and other retailers. Of the associates hired, approximately 85% are being hired into temporary or part-time roles.