Walmart workers get another pay bonus during pandemic

  • Walmart employees, managers and hourly drivers received their second batch of bonus payments on Thursday totaling $ 390 million.
  • Employees received payments as COVID-19 cases increased in states across the country.
  • Walmart’s second bonus also comes as other companies lower coronavirus-related salary caps.
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Walmart workers received their second round of company bonuses on Thursday for working during the coronavirus pandemic.

The second round of payments, which included $ 300 for full-time hourly employees, $ 150 for part-time and temporary employees, $ 400 for assistant managers, and $ 300 for Walmart Private Fleet truck drivers are presented as cases of increase. COVID-19 in states across the country.

The payment follows the first round of bonuses equal to $ 365 million. Walmart’s second round of bonuses paid $ 390 million in total to employees.

“Walmart and Sam’s Club associates continue to do remarkable work, and it is important that we reward and appreciate them,” said John Furner, Walmart US president and CEO, announcing the payments in May. “Across the country, they are providing Americans with the food, medicine, and supplies they need, while also going beyond the normal scope of their jobs: diligently disinfecting their facilities, making customers and members feel safe and welcome, and handle situations with professionalism and grace with difficulty. “

A large number of fast food and retail employers implemented wage increases during the pandemic, although most have expired, such as the Starbucks increase, which ends in June. Others will follow soon, including Target’s pay raise ending July 4.