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Walmart plans to hire over 50,000 workers

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Walmart said on Wednesday it plans to hire more than 50,000 workers in the United States in its first quarter as the US retailer giant expands its business in the country.

The new hires will fill roles at its stores, clubs, campuses and supply chain facilities, with Walmart also hiring thousands of workers for its new tech hubs in Toronto and Atlanta.

Walmart’s average hourly rate is $16.40 an hour in the United States and the starting wage goes up to $30 an hour in select roles and markets, Chief People Officer Donna Morris said in a post on its corporate website.

“As we are in our first quarter, we plan to hire more than 50,000 U.S. associates in our stores, clubs, campuses and supply chain facilities. And we’re hiring thousands into our global tech organization while adding new hubs in Toronto and Atlanta, driving innovation for our customers, members and associates. Approximately 75% of our U.S. store, club and field management started their careers as hourly associates. We provide unparalleled opportunities to advance from entry-level associates to positions of greater responsibility and higher pay, on average within seven months,” said Donna Morris.

Related: Walmart to hire 20,000 workers 

The Sam’s Club parent said it had hired 5,500 pharmacists or pharmacy managers in 2021 and more than 13,000 pharmacy technicians. It also added nearly 4,500 truck drivers to its U.S. private fleet last year.

The retailer employs around 2.2 million workers around the world, including 1.6 million in the United States.

The Wall Street Journal had first reported the hiring news.

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