Most of the positions are permanent, full-time roles, Walmart said in a blog post. In addition, current employees who want to pick up extra shifts during the holiday season will have more opportunities.
The retailer is not alone in its massive hiring push. Target, Amazon, Dollar Tree and several others have been recruiting for thousands of open roles ahead of the holiday season. At the same time, the labor market has been historically tight, pressuring retailers to increase wages and expand benefits.
Earlier this summer, Walmart announced it would cover the costs of certain education programs, including tuition, for its associates. The retailer also previously announced it was hiring for 20,000 supply chain roles.
“We’re always looking to add great talent to our incredible team of dedicated associates the everyday heroes who have been a constant force for good in their communities amidst the uncertainty of the past year,” Julie Murphy, chief people officer, Walmart U.S., wrote in a corporate blog post announcing the open roles. “Before we know it, millions of customers will count on our team to help find those great gifts and holiday meals, and we’ll be ready.”