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Walmart Announces Wage Hike for Over 165,000 Workers

Walmart Announces Wage Hike for Over 165,000 Workers

Monday, September 21st, 2020

At a time when people are facing unprecedented challenges across the workforce, Walmart has stepped up announcing that it will introduce significant wage increases across its base of 165,000 associates. The new pay bumps could go into effect as early as October, giving employees something to look forward to in the near future.

Dacona Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.“This new structure is built around higher-skilled jobs of the future, and the compensation for those roles reflects that,” said Chief Operating Officer Dacona Smith in a statement, explaining that these wage hikes come in tandem with a total restructure of its workforce.

The new wage ranges for hourly team lead roles start between $18 and $21 an hour and can go up to $30 an hour in Supercenters.

Walmart has made some decisive moves to bolster its workforce this week, announcing significant wage increases for a network of 165,000 employees

Through this new, tiered structure for team leads, Walmart is creating room for pay and career growth while investing in areas like pickup and delivery as customers increasingly turn to those options. Those parts of the business will only continue to grow, as reiterated in the statement. In addition, the company is investing in specific, skilled frontline hourly positions in Supercenters.

As the retail giant continues to build on its growth strategy and implement new changes, keep reading Deli Market News to stay informed.