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Walmart adds 100,000 workers to meet rising demand

Walmart Inc. hired 100,000 employees over the past three weeks to meet the increasing demand for products in its stores fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, the retailer's Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs Dan Bartlett said on Thursday. He added that the figure could "easily hit the 150,000" in the coming weeks and months.

However, most of the workers employed recently came from industries severely affected by the coronavirus crisis and they will be there "until their traditional jobs come back online," he told CNBC. Around 10% to 15% of those employees agreed on permanent contracts.

"People are keeping their eye on the horizon to see when industry and when the economy will crank back up. But in the meantime, they’re providing a critical service and we welcome them with open arms," Bartlett stressed.

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