Walmart to hire 20,000 workers to aid supply chain


A shopper loads items into a vehicle outside a Walmart store in San Leandro, California, U.S., on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

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Walmart said Wednesday it plans to hire 20,000 employees to help keep merchandise moving ahead of the anticipated holiday shopping rush.

The big-box retailer, which is already the nation’s largest employer, said the roles will be in supply chain. The jobs will be a mix of full-time and part-time, but will be permanent positions. They will range from order fillers to freight handlers at the company’s more than 250 distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation offices.

The average wage for a supply chain associate…


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