Walmart Canada Is Hiring 10,000 New Employees Right Now To Keep Up With Demand
Something other than toilet paper that people might be looking for is a job. Plenty of Canadians have been sent home because their workplaces are shutting down. Luckily, Walmart Canada is hiring people to help out during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A memo released by the company's President and CEO Horacio Barbeito states that they are currently looking to bring on 10,000 new workers in their stores and distribution centres to help deal with the high demand for essential items.
Anyone who is interested in applying for a position can do so on the company's careers page.
The memo also goes into detail about what Walmart will be doing differently during this crisis.
Their statement mentions that shelves will be stocked in stores and that there is "plenty of food and supplies."
Stores are also limiting quantities of certain items to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to get what they need.
In addition, to further encourage social distancing, the company will now be leaving grocery deliveries on doorsteps rather than having their delivery people and customers interacting.
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They are also donating $2 million to various causes through both its charity partners and the Walmart Foundation.
Moreover, they're providing $500,000 to both Food Banks Canada and Red Cross Canada. Nationwide relief campaigns will receive support in stores.
For its employees, the company is accelerating its bonus program for associates and offering live online physician care to anyone who needs it.
"This is an extraordinarily difficult time," the memo reads, "but Walmart Canada will do all we can for the well-being of our customers, our neighbours and our Associates."