Walmart To Raise Wages

Walmart said it would raise wages for about 425,000 of its employees to an average above $15 an hour, up from an average above $14 in January 2020 (Wall Street Journal)

The pay raises will be for store workers in digital and stocking roles, said Walmart U.S. Chief Executive John Furner. That targets roles that have been especially important during the pandemic, including workers that gather products from store shelves for online orders picked up in parking lots or delivered to homes. Walmart has worked to keep shelves stocked as shoppers stockpile certain items such as food and cleaning supplies.