Walmart is looking to hire an additional 50,000 new employees to keep up with high consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
The retail giant announced Friday that is has hired 150,000 new workers more than six weeks ahead of schedule had more than 1 million applicants. On average, 5,000 people a day were hired using an expedited hiring process rolled out March 19.
With the expedited hiring process, the company is able to hire “from application to offer as quickly as 24 hours,” Donna Morris, Walmart executive vice president and chief people officer said. To apply, visit the Walmart careers website or text jobs to 240240.
Retailers, including Amazon and Kroger, have been ramping up hiring for positions ranging from the warehouse to the checkout counter, as delivery and service workers increasingly become indispensable to Americans largely confined to their homes because of concerns about the coronavirus.