Walmart to Hire 20K Employees: Southern California to Get its Fair Share

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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Oct 13, 2021

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With Walmart’s plans to roll out high-tech automation systems to its facilities in addition to high-tech grocery distribution centers, the company is in the middle of a hiring spree.

Walmart will hire 20,000 new associates across more than 250 Walmart and Sam’s Club distribution centers (DCs), fulfillment centers (FCs) and transportation offices.

The company also held hiring events on Sept. 8 – 9 to attract the best candidates in all of its supply chain locations. Types of jobs include order fillers, freight handlers, lift drivers, technicians and management positions.

$20.37 Per Hour

It is amusing to read Walmart’s management announcing their base pay rate in their press release, may be a way to tease Amazon that is known for paying a lower base pay at $18/hr. with dock workers being the lowest paid at $20k/annum.

We know that offering competitive pay is essential in order to build a network for the future. The average wage for supply chain associates is $20.37 per hour. At Walmart, what starts as a job has the potential to lead to a limitless and rewarding career. Whether you’re new to the workforce or you’re looking for a fresh start, this is the place to continue your professional journey. After all, the majority of our managers started their careers in roles such as an order filler, and now have responsibility for leading a team of associates to ensure goods are received and shipped to stores and customers with the highest quality and service levels.

Angie Baecke, Walmart General Manager of FC 7520 in Plainfield, Indiana

We also know Amazon is plagued with employees frequently switching jobs as a result of working conditions. This makes Walmart cash on and market its ‘career’ oriented approach to offering jobs.

Is Walmart’s Press Release Speaking to Amazon-disgruntled Labor Market?

Here’s another excerpt from the press release Walmart published to advertise its hiring spree. Doesn’t it feel an invisible finger that Walmart is pointing towards Amazon’s employment culture.

“We know that financial stability, health benefits, family support and career development opportunities are all critical factors to weigh when considering a job, and we aim not to just meet but exceed our associates’ expectations on each of these fronts. Every item on our store shelves and in our online inventory is there because of the combined efforts of our associates working in more than 250 supply chain facilities across the country.”

Joe Metzger, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Walmart U.S.

It appears Walmart is selling its jobs to prospective employees based on all the points that generally Amazon is chided for.

Nonetheless, Amazon’s contribution towards Inland Empire’s economic growth is second to none. In fact, the company is the largest private employer in the region. The Seattle-based e-Commerce giant announced it will soon open an Amazon Fresh Market in Murrieta Town Center in the Riverside County.

Earlier this year the company announced opening an Air Hub in the region. The announced Air Hub is valued at $200M and the company operates a large fleet of distribution transport vehicles.

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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.

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