The holiday season is fast approaching and major US companies are beginning to ramp up their workforces to prepare for the boom in business.
Walmart is one of these companies, to announce September 29 that it plans to hire about 150,000 new US store employees. The majority of the positions will be permanent and fully-time, according to the company. The company also announced that it will hire 20,000 permanent employees to its supply chain facilities.
Retail jobs can earn up to $34 per hour, according to the retailer. The US’s median hourly wage is $16.40, and the retail industry can pay as high as $34 an hour. Through a July program, it offered to pay 100 percent of its employees’ tuition and books.
Walmart, which has nearly 5,000 stores across the country is the country’s largest retail chain. According to the company, there is a Walmart within 10 miles of 90% of the US population.
If interested, applicants can register in the store, online or on the Me@Walmart app.
Target said on September 23 that it plans to hire approximately 100,000 season team members at its stores nationwide. Target Target says that many of these employees will be able to stay after the holidays.
Target is adding more employees to its workforce. It also promises more flexible work hours, better pay and more reliable hours for its frontline workers during the holidays. Target claims it will offer current employees an additional 5,000,000 hours which is equivalent to over $75 million in wages.
To attract employees, the retailer offers a $15 minimum wage as well as a debt-free education plan.
If you are interested, you can learn more and apply here.
Amazon announced on Sept. 14 that it plans to hire 125,000 workers in hundreds of communities across the country, on top of the 40,000 jobs in business and technology announced earlier this month.
These positions will be in fulfillment or transportation. Amazon reports that they offer starting wages in excess of $18 an hour, and as high as $22.50 in certain locations. Amazon also offers a tuition-paying program to its frontline employees as part a $1.2billion investment to improve education and training skills for the U.S. workforce.
Sign-up bonuses up to $3,000 are offered by the online retailer giant.