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Walmart hiring 5,800 positions in North Carolina as a result of strong demand

The company plans to hire 5,800 associates to work in stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers in North Carolina.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Walmart said it plans to hire 150,000 workers through the end of May with thousands of positions open in North Carolina.

The company plans to hire 5,800 associates to work in stores, clubs, distribution and fulfillment centers in North Carolina. All this is in response to the strong demand in stores as a result of the coronavirus

You can apply by visiting Walmartcareers.com or text ‘jobs’ to 240240 to get started. You can apply today and start today.

Walmart also made the following announcement:

Walmart said as a result 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 payout 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.


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