Two important developments from Walmart today showing how the company is supporting its associates and their local communities.
First, Walmart associates in Texas received a bonus in their paychecks today adding up to $18.87 million statewide. In all, Walmart gave associates $180 million in bonuses nationwide today.
When combined with the $365 million announced earlier this month, the company has committed close to $550 million in bonus payouts to its men and women serving on the front lines of these unprecedented times.
Second, Walmart announced today it reached its goal ofhiring an additional 200,000 associates nationwide.
Not only has the company helped provide work for almost a quarter million people impacted by COVID-19, they did so in less than six weeks.