Walmart is also hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. These roles will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time. In Kansas, the company plans to hire more than 3,600 associates to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.


Hourly Q4 bonuses began last week, meaning hourly associates will receive bonus payments on March 19, April 2, April 30 and May 28.


Walmart is also implementing a new process to dramatically expedite hiring for key roles, such as cashiers and stockers. What is usually a two-week application cycle will be reduced to a 24-hour process. Anyone interested in applying should do so at careers.walmart.com. This initiative is aimed at helping put Americans to work, while helping Walmart better serve customers during this time of increased demand.