Walmart is preparing for a massive increase of employees as it ramps up its coronavirus response.
In a message to Walmart employees, CEO Doug McMillon announced that the Bentonville retailer will be hiring 150,000 new associates to its workforce. The new employees, he said, will be added to Walmart’s stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers to support existing operations.
In addition, McMillon announced plans to provide a special bonus to employees on April 2. He also said that the company will “accelerate the next scheduled quarterly bonus” by a month.