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