Walmart will hire 1,600+ seasonal workers in Virginia ahead of the holidays

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Walmart announced today that they’ll hire more than 1,600 seasonal associates in Virginia for the upcoming holiday season.

“In addition to offering a chance to earn extra money during the holidays at one of the 143 stores in Virginia, starting salaries of at least $9 an hour will also provide opportunities to earn at least $1.75 an hour above the current federal and state minimum wage,” a release from the company reads.

Walmart traditionally brings on additional help during the holiday season after offering current associates the opportunity to sign up for additional hours. Employees initially hired as seasonal sales associates, cashiers and stockers often continue as full-time employees and progress within the company. Last year, more than half of Walmart’s seasonal employees nationwide continued with the retailer as permanent employees.

Walmart, like many big-name retailers, brings on extra help during the holidays, but only after asking current employees if they’d like to sign up for additional hours. Walmart says that those initially hired as seasonal sales associates, cashiers and stockers “often continue as full-time employees and progress within the company.

“Last year, more than half of Walmart’s seasonal employees nationwide continued with the retailer as permanent employees,” the company said.

Anyone interested in seasonal work opportunities with Walmart may apply online at jobs.walmart.com.

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