Walmart Ups Minimum Wage In E-Commerce Warehouses As Orders Surge

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 03. 25. 08:50

Walmart Inc said on Monday it has temporarily raised entry wages for workers in its e-commerce warehouses by $2, following similar moves by rivals, as it attempts to manage a shopping surge brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.

Walmart said the hike will increase entry wages for workers in e-commerce fulfilment centres or warehouses to between $15 and $19 an hour effective immediately through Memorial Day, a holiday in the United States that falls on 25 May this year.

The world’s largest retailer, which employs 1.5 million people in the United States, has struggled to keep store shelves stocked and fulfil online orders amid panic-buying by shoppers spooked by the outbreak.