Walmart Hiring 150,000 Seasonal Employees to Keep Up With Coronavirus Demand

GROSSE ILE, MICHIGAN – MARCH 13: Penny Veils of Wisconsin who is in Michigan taking care of her parents tries to find chicken or hamburger on empty shelves at a Kroger grocery store on March 13, 2020 in Grosse Ile, Michigan. Some Americans are stocking up on food, toilet paper, water and other items after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Walmart has announced that they will be hiring 150,000 seasonal employees across the country to help keep up with the demand related to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to Yahoo! Finance, the company will also offer $550 million in cash bonuses to employees who continue to show up and work every day while the virus has closed many other businesses.

A Walmart representative stated that they’re contacting employees from the restaurant and hospitality industries to offer them employment opportunities, because many are currently out of work.

Walmart will be hiring the new employees over the course of the next few months.

For more details, visit Walmart’s official careers website HERE.

[Yahoo! Finance]