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Covid-19: Walmart to hire 50000 more workers as people continue stockpiling

Walmart said it will now require its US staff to wear masks or other face coverings at work

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Walmart Inc said on Friday it would hire 50,000 more workers at its stores, clubs and distribution centers to meet a surge in demand for groceries and household essentials from consumers stockpiling during the coronavirus outbreak. The retailer said it had reached its earlier target of hiring 150,000 workers six weeks ahead of schedule, taking in 5,000 people per day on average at a time when millions of Americans are losing their jobs amid unprecedented "stay-at-home" orders from state and local governments. The measures to control the spread of the disease have brought ...

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First Published: Sat, April 18 2020. 12:28 IST