Walmart CEO wants company to hire more black associates
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon released a statement saying the company must go further in hiring more black associates across all levels and positions.
Hourly Walmart employees in the U.S. received another coronavirus bonus on Thursday, the company announced.
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The bonuses were broken down to $300 for full-time hourly employees and $150 for part-time hourly and temporary employees who were employed as of June 5. This includes Walmart store and Sam's Club associates, supply chain and offices, truck drivers and assistant managers. A higher bonus of $400 was paid out to assistant managers at Sam's Club.
Payment of this latest round of bonuses is equivalent to more than $390 million, according to the nation's largest retailer.
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"Walmart and Sam's Club associates continue to do remarkable work, and it’s important we reward and appreciate them," President and CEO John Furner of Walmart U.S. said when announcing the first bonus May 12. "All across the country, they're providing Americans with the food, medicine and supplies they need, while going above and beyond the normal scope of their jobs – diligently sanitizing their facilities, making customers and members feel safe and welcome, and handling difficult situations with professionalism and grace."
FOX Business reached out to Walmart for comment on this recent round of bonus payments but did not immediately hear back at the time of publication.
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Before this round, Walmart paid coronavirus bonuses to frontline employees on April 2, which totaled to more than $365 million, according to the company. Additionally, an early payout of Q1 bonuses was distributed on April 30 to "help provide more cash in hand" for Walmart associates. The amount reportedly added up to nearly $180 million, according to a press release from that month.