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Walmart gears up for holiday shopping season


In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Walmart has announced plans to hire 55,000 seasonal employees.

The big box retailer also intends to transition more than 35,000 workers from temporary to part-time and another 35,000 workers from part-time to full-time.

“Our associates have always been the key to Walmart’s success, and that’s especially true during the holidays,” said Gisel Ruiz, EVP, chief operating officer, Walmart U.S. “We know our associates are going to deliver for our customers, so we are going to deliver for our associates. In addition to the traditional hiring of seasonal help, we are expanding opportunities for the people that already work for us.”

Walmart joins a growing list of retailers who are already bringing in seasonal staff to help with the holiday rush.

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