During the coronavirus pandemic, e-commerce took a great leap forward. Simultaneously, supply chains and manufacturing experienced huge disruptions to business as usual, disruptions that are still causing out of stocks and delays. To help keep its omnichannel business going – and growing – Walmart has announced that it will hire 20,000 new supply chain associates. The retailer has also increased investments in its supply chain, bringing automated technology to certain stores to expedite the picking and packing process for online grocery orders.
The average wage for a supply chain associate is $20.37 per hour, Walmart said in the corporate blog post. The company said it will hold special hiring events Sept. 8 and 9.