Walmart Going Pay Bonus To Their Hourly Employees In The Outbreak Of Coronavirus

Walmart Going Pay Bonus To Their Hourly Employees In The Outbreak Of Coronavirus

On Thursday, the officials of Walmart announced that they are going to hire more workers than that of the Amazon, as both the companies are facing the growing demands because of the coronavirus outbreak. 


With the concerns towards the current situations, Walmart is going to hire about 150,000 new workers till the end of the May month that works in the stores, distribution centers, fulfillment centers, and clubs. The roles that will be appointed to the respective workers are temporary for some period, but in the future, they will get permanent jobs in the company. The reporters have also reached out to the industry to see how the hospitality facilities are given to the employees, and they have found that all workers are kept in the perfect care while working during this challenging period. 


Walmart has also said that they are implementing the new process for “dramatically expedite hiring for key roles, such as cashiers and stockers.”


They further announced that the workers would also get the special bonus given to those who are working in the company during this deadly virus.  


The statement continues, “The bonus is for all U.S. hourly associates in stores, clubs, supply chain, and offices. The bonus will be $300 for full-time hourly associates and $150 for part-time hourly associates and will add up to more than $365 million. Every hourly associate employed by the company as of March 1 will qualify, and it will payout on April 2.”


They further said that “In addition to that special bonus for hourly associates, the company will accelerate the next scheduled quarterly bonus for store, club, and supply chain associates a month early. When it pays out in late April, it will help provide more cash in hand for associates sooner.” Moreover, they also said that “ The company will pay those bonuses as if the company achieved its first-quarter plan. At the regularly scheduled time for bonus payout in May, that amount may increase for associates based on performance. In no case will an eligible associate receive less than the first quarter plan bonus payment. The early payout will add up to $180 million.”


President and CEO of Walmart, Doug McMillon, “Walmart associates have gone above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers during these unprecedented times. We want to reward our associates for their hard work and recognize them for the work that is in front of us.”


They show their concerns about Americans that lots of the employees are now working as temporary workers as they are facing high demands in their stores. Doug McMillan stated, “We’re looking for people who see Walmart as a chance to earn some extra money and perform a vital service to their community.”

Manglam Rajawat