Walmart Going Above and Beyond to Serve Customers this Holiday Season Hiring more than 60,000 Seasonal Associates

Company will give current associates priority for in-store hours

Sept. 18, 2014 – “The holidays are a special time but it can also be a very busy time for many families. This year, Walmart is pulling out all the stops to make shopping even easier and more convenient for our customers across the country.

“We know this is the busiest time of year for our stores and we are going to make sure we are delivering for our associates and customers. First, current associates who are interested in working additional hours this season will have priority access in their store. Second, we plan to hire 60,000 seasonal associates, nearly 10 percent more than we hired last year.

“We are committed to making sure our customers can find the products they want for Christmas at low prices and can get through the checkout lanes quickly. To accomplish this we will have more registers than ever open during peak shopping hours between Black Friday and Christmas.

“We appreciate the work our associates do all year long to take care of our customers. We are excited about the holidays and Walmart is ready help families have a memorable and affordable Christmas.”

-  Gisel Ruiz, Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.