The company also started offering up to 14 days of pay for its shoppers affected by Covid-19 or placed in mandatory quarantine.
That's because despite mass shutdowns and lockdowns, Americans still need food and medicine. The company is hoping to offer Americans forced out of work because of the coronavirus shutdown employment while helping to serve Walmart customers better during this time of increased demand according to a press release issued by the company.
In a statement, McMillon said that the steps forward make most sense to what is happening in the USA economy currently.as "millions of American who are usually employed at this time are temporarily out of work", there is a coincidental demand from its stores for workers.More news: After agreeing to delay, Tokyo Olympics in uncharted territory
Domino's Pizza is also seeing a surge in orders, and is hiring more than 10,000 workers to meet the demand. Target also said for the first time ever this April it would pay out bonuses to 20,000 hourly store team leads who oversee departments ranging from $250 to $1,500. Last week, the e-commerce giant said it planned to hire an additional 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the USA and raise pay for all employees in fulfillment centers, transportation, stores and deliveries in the US and Canada by $2 an hour through April. The jobs are in the company's fulfillment centers and delivery network. Same at meal kit companies like Blue Apron and delivery platforms like Shipt. Bezos also said that Amazon is immediately changing its logistics, transportation, supply chain, purchasing and third party seller processes "to prioritize stocking and delivering essential items like household staples, sanitizers, baby formula, and medical supplies". That accounts for new hires at warehouses of all kinds, including retail.
Numerous retailers and gig companies have expanded their paid leave for workers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed on mandatory quarantines.
Walmart, the biggest US private employer, is trying to make the biggest push. And workers say they can't afford to take unpaid time off, which is what's available for those who feel vulnerable or might have to care for family members.More news: How will the $2 trillion stimulus rescue package impact you?
Some grocers are implementing paid sick leave as the coronavirus spreads and their workers face more risks. However, the law focuses on smaller businesses with fewer than 500 employees.
Pizza Hut is recruiting more than 30,000 employees across the nation and says its new drivers can start working in as little as five hours upon hiring. The company is working with 17 other companies to hire their associates during the crisis.
"For anyone looking for immediate ways to earn an income, we're making it quick and simple to apply, interview and be hired at Papa John's", Marvin Boakye, Papa John's chief people and diversity officer, said in a statement.More news: Parents in college admissions scandal call for charges to be dismissed
A Google search indicated there were there were more than 50 jobs open in Jacksonville at the time of this story's publication. And they require human interaction at a time when the country is asked to socially distance.