Walmart to hire more than 1,200 associates in Oregon, announces special bonuses nationwide plus additional benefits for associates



Walmart to hire more than 1,200 associates in Oregon, announces special bonuses nationwide plus additional benefits for associates

HIRING
  • In response to strong demand in stores, Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May. 
  • In Oregon, Walmart plans to hire more than 1,200 associates to work in stores and distribution centers.
  • Expedited hiring – a person can apply online, get hired and being working in as little as 24 hours. The company is offering full-time, part-time and temporary roles.
  • Anyone who is interested in applying can visit careers.walmart.com.

ASSOCIATE INVESTMENT/ECONOMIC STIMULUS for COMMUNITIES WALMART SERVES
  • As a reward 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 pay out 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.
The full release can be found here

HEALTH & SAFETY FOR ASSOCIATES, STORES, CUSTOMERS Further, please see this blog post by Dacona Smith, COO Walmart U.S. outlining several new initiatives the company has undertaken to help keep its associates, customers and stores safe. You can read his blog here.

Highlights include:
  • Through June, free instant access weekly to earned wages.
  • Waiving $4 copay for telehealth doctor visits.
  • Adding sneeze guards in pharmacy area and checkout registers.
  • New shopping cart sanitization solutions.
  • Social distancing floor decals in stores.


In addition to hiring across the state, Walmart continues to find ways to serve and support its customers, associates and communities during this unprecedented time. The latest information on how Walmart is responding to COVID-19 can be found here