Published: Fri, March 27, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

Walmart Announces Massive Hiring Amid Coronavirus Demands

Walmart Announces Massive Hiring Amid Coronavirus Demands

CVS also plans to add to their workforce. "We're looking for people who see Walmart as a chance to earn some extra money and perform a vital service to their community".

"We are proud to serve as one of America's essential retailers, and we believe our customers are relying on us now more than ever to provide an affordable, convenient retail option", Dollar General senior vice president and chief people officer Kathy Reardon said. Those interested can apply on Amazon's job site.

Walmart, which employs around 1.5 million people in the US, also said it would pay special cash bonuses totaling $550 million to its hourly workers and its e-commerce warehouses will receive a $2-an-hour increase through late May. While the roles will initially be temporary, they could lead to permanent jobs over time. "We want to reward our associates for their hard work and recognize them for the work that is in front of us". In addition to Inland Empire stores, the company confirmed all if its IE fulfillment and distribution centers are hiring.

With sales tripling in recent weeks, SpartanNash expects to hire up to 2,000 full-time, part-time and temp staffers - a 10% increase in head count. The pizza chain, which is part of the Yum Brands Inc., is also speeding up the training process, according to MarketWatch, with the goal of getting drivers trained and on the road in five hours. And that means a new hiring push at supermarkets such as Kroger and Albertsons, pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens, convenience and discount stores like Dollar General and 7-Eleven, and retail giants like Amazon and Walmart. "Our store team members are working incredibly hard, in a very challenging and uncertain time and we're grateful for all they do each day", said Walgreens President, Richard Ashworth. It plans to hire 150,000 additional people and has enhanced its paid sick-time policy for all its store and warehouse workers.

Walmart announced it will hire about 150,000 temporary workers by the end of May for their stores, clubs, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers.

In particular, Domino's is recruiting 1,000 new employees to work at more than 100 stores in the Chicago metro area.

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These jobs come at a time when workers in other industries are being laid off, and are filing unemployment claims.

At least seven states have issued stay home orders, and many companies have urged workers to either work remotely or stay home.

Pizza Hut is recruiting more than 30,000 employees across the nation and says its new drivers can start working in as little as five hours upon hiring.

7-Eleven said it expects to hire as many as 20,000 new store employees in the near future to meet increased demand for 7-Eleven products and services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the new roles are for delivery workers to help the company meet a spike in mobile orders received through its delivery app.

The hires will help with restocking as well as cleaning and sanitizing.

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