Walmart and Sam's Club are giving hourly workers a round of cash bonuses wort $390 million amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart and Sam's Club are giving hourly employees another round of cash bonuses.
The retailers announced Tuesday they would give the bonuses worth more than $390 million combined in June to all hourly U.S. employees "to recognize them for their many contributions to communities across the country during this unprecedented time."
The bonus is $300 for full-time workers and $150 for part-time hourly and temporary associates who work in stores, clubs, supply chain and offices if they are employed as of June 5. Drivers and assistant managers also qualify for the bonus that will be paid June 25.
The retailers previously gave employees cash bonuses worth a combined $365 million April 2 and handed out quarterly bonuses worth $180 million a month early on April 30.
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“Walmart and Sam’s Club associates continue to do remarkable work, and it’s important we reward and appreciate them,” said John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., in a news release. “All across the country, they’re providing Americans with the food, medicine and supplies they need, while going above and beyond the normal scope of their jobs – diligently sanitizing their facilities, making customers and members feel safe and welcome, and handling difficult situations with professionalism and grace.”
Walmart, which has about 4,700 stores in the U.S., previously announced it was hiring 200,000 additional employees to keep up with high consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
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