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Sam’s Club to hire 2,000 workers ahead of holiday shopping season

Sam’s Club plans to hire 2,000 workers as it prepares for an extended holiday shopping season transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Walmart-owned wholesale chain will station the full-time staffers in its distribution and fulfillment centers across the country, including a new facility that opened outside Los Angeles last month ahead of the holiday rush.

The jobs will be permanent, and new hires working in fulfillment centers will get a $2-an-hour boost to their wages during the holiday season, Sam’s Club said Thursday.

The hiring spree is part of the big-box retailer’s revamped holiday strategy, which will include a greater emphasis on online shopping amid the COVID-19 crisis.

In a first for the holidays, more than 100 Sam’s Club stores will fulfill internet orders and ship them directly to customers, which the chain expects to account for a fifth of all online orders. And all 597 locations will continue offering

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