Barbara's Beat: Walmart to hire more than 60,000associates this holiday season

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Walmart to hire more than 60,000
associates this holiday season

Company to give current associates priority for in-store hours

A Walmart associate scans products
for a customer in the checkout line.

The holidays are a special time, but it can also be a very busy time for many families. This year, Walmart is pulling out all the stops to make shopping even easier and more convenient for our customers across the country, said Gisel Ruiz, Chief Operating Officer, of Walmart U.S.

“We know this is the busiest time of year for our stores and we are going to make sure we are delivering for our associates and customers. First, current associates who are interested in working additional hours this season will have priority access in their store", Ruiz said. "Second, we plan to hire 60,000 seasonal associates, nearly 10 percent more than we hired last year.

“We are committed to making sure our customers can find the products they want for Christmas at low prices and can get through the checkout lanes quickly," Ruiz said. "To accomplish this we will have more registers than ever open during peak shopping hours between Black Friday and Christmas. 

“We appreciate the work our associates do all year long to take care of our customers", said Ruiz. "We are excited about the holidays and Walmart is ready help families have a memorable and affordable Christmas.”

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