Walmart’s Holiday Hiring Plan: More Hours for Current Associates

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“The holidays are a special time of year for our customers and
associates and also one of the busiest. To help customers save time and
money this season, we are offering the extra hours available this time
of year to our current associates rather than hiring thousands of
seasonal workers.

“These extra hours will help staff traditional roles like cashier and
stocker, and newly created technology-empowered positions such as
personal shoppers and Pickup associates. This is the same approach we
took last year, and we heard great feedback from our customers and

“This is what working in retail is all about, and we know our associates
have the passion to do even more this year. We’ve increased our focus on
service through new training, tools and technology. Thousands of
associates have completed training in our Pathways and Academy programs,
which prepares them to more effectively serve customers, especially
during this busy season.

“We are also bringing back the very popular Holiday Helper and
increasing the number of Helpers we have in stores this season. These
associates are dedicated to helping customers get through the stores
faster by finding the shortest checkout line, opening registers as
needed and will even quickly grab items customers might have forgotten.

“Our associates make the holidays come to life in our stores, and we are
thankful for everything they do to help our customers have the best
possible shopping experience. As we head into our busiest time of the
year, we know associates are ready to deliver for our customers and help
give them a memorable and affordable Christmas.”

– Judith McKenna, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.

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$485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates
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