Walmart plans to hire 150,000 temporary workers by the end of May amid growing demand for goods during the coronavirus crisis.
The retail giant said it would be hiring for roles in its stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. The positions would be temporary initially, but would be converted to permanent jobs, according to Walmart. It also added, "We’ve reached out to industry groups representing restaurants and hospitality to facilitate temporary roles that can be a bridge for their employees during this difficult time."
The company also said that it will give bonuses to all U.S. hourly employees on April 2. The bonus will be $300 for full-time workers, while it will be $150 for part-timers. The bonuses will total more than $365 million, as indicated by Walmart .