Walmart to hire 150K workers ahead of holidays

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (CNN) – Walmart is on the hunt for workers ahead of the holidays.

The retail giant says it is planning to hire 150,000 new associates for stores across the U.S. Most will be for permanent, full-time positions.

Walmart has increased its pay to attract more employees during the labor shortage.

The average hourly wage is now $16.40. Some positions pay as much as $34 an hour.

Walmart also previously announced it was looking to hire 20,000 warehouse employees.

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