Walmart to hire 150,000 new employees ahead of holidays

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A shopper loads items into her car in the parking lot of a Walmart in Willow Grove, Pa., (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Walmart is planning to hire approximately 150,000 new U.S. store employees ahead of the holidays, the retailer announced Wednesday.

Most of the new hires will be permanent, full-time positions, according to a post on the company’s corporate blog.

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Along with the 150,000 new employees in stores, Walmart also announced plans to hire 20,000 associates in its supply chain facilities to permanent roles.

According to the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer, its average U.S. hourly wage is now $16.40, and jobs in stores pay as high as $34 an hour.

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Interested applicants can apply in-store, online, or from the Me@Walmart app.

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