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Coronavirus leads Walmart to hire 5,000 workers per day
Coronavirus demands lead Amazon, Walmart to increase hiring
Walmart and Amazon are hiring more temporary workers and offering more pay in response to the coronavirus. FOX Business’ Susan Li with more.
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Walmart hired 50,000 new associates in under a two-week period to meet the surge in demand created by the novel coronavirus.
Since March 19, the company has employed 5,000 associates each day, Walmart executive vice president of corporate affairs Dan Bartlett told "FOX & Friends" Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the massive international corporation committed to hiring more than 150,000 hourly employees through the end of May to work in its stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers to manage the influx of shoppers.
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The company's decision mirrors the actions of other retailers across the country seeking to hire additional workers amid the pandemic.