Walmart says it plans to hire more than 50,000 U.S. employees in stores, clubs, campuses and supply chain facilities this year. The company is also hiring for its Global Tech organization while adding new hubs in Toronto and Atlanta.
The nation's largest retailers says 75% of U.S. store, club and field management started their careers as hourly associates. The company says it providers higher pay, on average within seven months.
Walmart reports its average hourly rate is $16.40 an hour and the starting wage goes up to $30 an hour in select roles and markets. Employees have access to a 401k on day one at Walmart with a dollar-for-dollar company match on contributions up to 6% after one year.
Walmart says it hired 5,500 pharmacists/pharmacy managers in 2021, the highest number in a one-year period, and more than 13,000 pharmacy technicians. The company's private fleet is one of the largest in the U.S. and continues to grow, and it hired nearly 4,500 truck drivers last year, a company record.
Walmart offers medical coverage as low as $31.40 per pay period in most locations and offers a telehealth option that allows associates to chat with a doctor anytime, anywhere with Doctor on Demand. All employees also have access to thousands of fitness locations nationwide starting at $9 per paycheck.
The company has also provided more than 740,000 Samsung smartphones for U.S. store associates in select roles to use at work (and at home if they choose).
Walmart employs over 2.3 million workers around the world.